Jackson Street & West Avenue
2010-03-19 12:27:14 By: Megan - Archives
Jackson Street and West Avenue South West looking west, 1970
This photograph shows Jackson Street as a two-lane street with left turn lanes. On the northwest corner of the intersection was an automobile service station. A fire in 1977 destroyed the storefronts on the 900 block of West Ave. South which housed Swede & Ferol's Lunch and Herb's Shoe Repair. Powell Park was barely visible on the left side of the photograph (southwest corner). Notice the signs on the right advertising the price of gas.
Jackson Street and West Avenue South West looking west, 2003
This 2003 photo of the intersection shows many distinct differences from its 1970 counterpart. West Avenue South is now a four lane street with left turn lanes. Development has occurred on two of the four corners of the intersection. The northwest corner has a Walgreen's Pharmacy, a laundromat/apartment building, while the northeast corner has a Taco Johns and automobile service station. The southeast and southwest corners both remain unchanged as an automobile service station and Powell Park respectively.