(81) 431 Main Street south to the railroad tracks

431 Main to RR tracks"From here to the railroad tracks was a blacksmith shop, Veal's and Mueller's, and a large garage built by William Campbell (Campbell Bros., 431 Main St.). He sold Studebakers. Later Christenson sold Chevrolets here. This garage was razed and the Bank of Indiana (433 Main St.) built."

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♦ A detail from a bird's-eye view of Main Street (undated, but probably circa 1907-1913) shows the east side of the 400 block of Main. The nearest fa├žade at left marks the southeast corner of Main and Fourth; the steeple at right in the distance belongs to the First Unitarian Church at Main and Fifth. The frame buildings at center may have been the blacksmith operation described above, and would later be replaced by the Campbell garage.
♦ The Campbell Bros. Garage circa 1940. You can also see part of the garage at the right edge of this image (undated; I'm guessing circa 1930s).
♦ The garage building in use by Christenson Motors (photo undated).
♦ The Bank of Indiana, 433 Main Street, in 1972.

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