Monday, February 11, 2013
I love today's first picture featuring West Center Street, a little cul-de-sac off of Main Street. The Upjohn Pharmacy is to our left, and we get a pretty good look at the wonderful Tiffany-style stained glass mortar and pestle lantern above the door (now that's a souvenir I covet!). Various people are milling around beneath a couple of signs heralding the new Matterhorn and the somewhat-revamped Skyway. I guess that's the Flower Mart at the end of the street, though it is pretty tiny compared to later years. My favorite detail is the two cast members to the right, in their striped shirts and red pants. Did they scoop ice cream over at the Carnation Ice Cream Parlor (or the Plaza Gardens)? It almost looks as if they are wearing Keppy Kaps.
I love those signs that are hanging above Main Street! These two show the Motor Boat Cruise and the Submarine Voyage. As is often the case in these older pictures, guests generally did not walk in the street, which is not how I usually see it nowadays.