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Junction Avenue and the post office, Griffith, Indiana section 1


1910 postmarked postcard view of the post office on Junction Avenue in Griffith, Indiana. The street isn't paved, but the sidewalks are concrete. This view is looking south from a railroad track. The earliest Sanborn™ fire insurance map set for Griffith is dated 1917. It shows the post office on Junction Avenue south of Main Street. The building in which the post office was located in this postcard view matches a small vacant building shown on the map. That building was on the east side of Junction Avenue just south of the southernmost railroad track. The map also shows a small dwelling with a porch across the front just south of that vacant building. That dwelling is set back from the street as is the small home in this view. The business in the two-story building beyond that dwelling is identified as a grocery on the Sanborn™ map. A short distance down the street in this view is a structure that may be the octagonal structure shown in the middle of Knotts Avenue on the Sanborn™ map.


A two-story building is located across the street and well beyond the parked buggy. It’s identified as the location of a clothing and shoe store on the 1917 Sanborn™ map. The structure at the right edge of the postcard is directly across the street from the post office. The Sanborn™ map shows a saloon with an attached dwelling at that location. The dwelling was on the north side of the saloon and outside of this view.


From a private collection.


The full postcard can be seen here.

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Taken on September 16, 2012