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Posted by Jim (220.127.116.11) on February 16, 2016 at 09:46:09:
In Reply to: Re: Woodward Avenue - Southbound Tracks posted by Ralph Barker on February 16, 2016 at 09:00:28:
No, not the depot. That's part of a large industrial complex. In the fifties, it was the site of a Nike missle plant where Nike Hercules missles were built. It was quite a sight to see those gleaming white missles lined up inside a fence facing Graham Street and Woodward Avenue, their noses pointed towards the sky. The site was well kept, and looked nothing like the ruin it is today. The property today is still called Hercules Industrial Park, though there is nothing park-like about it. Nothing other than its name hints at its former history.
Across the street was a thriving shopping center, one of the first built in town. Again, all this stuff was about half a mile from my boyhood home. The shopping center now is not-so-thriving, except for certain elements...and that's as far as I'll go with that comment.
But yes, an interesting contrast that I'm sure exists in a lot of major cities. These Woodward Avenue photos are part of a series I'm working on whenever I'm in the mood to work on it. Not sure what I'll do with the images when I'm finished, but it's fun to work on.
Interesting contrast between this and the other image.
Is that the passenger depot in the middle ground?
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