Monday, February 14, 2011

Abilene Architecture

For this week's post, I thought I would feature some old photographs of different buildings in Abilene.  Some of these buildings are no longer standing, so it is interesting to see what the town looked like back in the day.  All photographs are courtesy of the Jeffcoat Photography Studio Museum.

The Abilene Public Library soon after its construction.  To learn more about the library, read my post here.

The intersection of Northwest Third and Spruce streets.  Notice the office for the Abilene Reflector-Chronicle stands where Little Ike Park is today.

 The Belle Springs Creamery.  This building is no longer standing today.

 Burklund's Grocery store.  This building now stands behind the Dickinson County Heritage Center and is open to view for visitors to the museum.

 The Dwight D. Eisenhower Boyhood Home.

 The former Abilene High School.  The apartment complex Frontier Estates, located on Buckeye Street, now stands where the high school used to be.

 Broadway Street during the flood of 1951.

 Lincoln School.  This school used to stand on the property that is now the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum.

The Plaza Theater.  This building has a rich history, once serving as the A.B. Seelye Medical Company Lab and as the Bonebrake Opera House.  The building no longer stands today, but was located at the corner of Northwest Second and Cedar Streets.

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