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Car at Carson and Fifth Streets

Date of photo: 1956
Photographer: Unknown

Source: Flickr

Tags: carsoncity, carsonstreet, downtowncc, fifthstreet, hernandoshideaway, hunterslodge, jacksbar, roventinigarage, stcharleshotel,

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Thanks to Fred Nietz


This view looks northwest at the corner of Carson and Fifth Streets. A classic car parallel parked on Carson Street dominates the center of the picture. Much of the bottom of the photo is taken up by an ugly cracked lumpy parking lot. On the far right of the photo you can see the shadow of the Dairy Queen that is just out of frame to the right. A few tree stumps line the curb where the car is parked.

The most interesting part of this picture is the strip of businesses in the background, along the west side of Carson Street. Starting on the left is Hernando's Hide Away, in the stone building that later housed Jack's Bar. A sign hanging off the side points to the Capitol Motel, one block back. Next door is the M&R Motor Supply and the Roventini automotive repair garage, and beyond that is the Hunter's Lodge bar and cafe. The Hunter's Lodge advertises cocktails, a charcoal broiler, and free music.

Further down the street, past Fourth Street, is the Pony Express (also known as St. Charles) Hotel, with the Mite As Well bar on the corner and a Greyhound bus sign hanging out front. Parking meters line the street along that block. Past that the photo gets too fuzzy to make out details.


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Date Uploaded: March 1, 2008

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on Saturday, December 27, 2008 at 10:13 PM

That's NOT new asphalt in front of the Dairy Queen (out of frame on the right). There was never asphalt in front of the Dairy Queen - only concrete sidewalks. What is seen is the shadow from the Dairy Queen building; the photo was taken late morning with the sun shining almost directly overhead (look at the other shadows - like under the car). The roof/awning on the Dairy Queen Building is casting the shadow that looks like new asphalt, but it's not.

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