10537437_713913721978987_8841265924055148412_nGil Parton

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Terminal #4 bWorkers at Terminal 4 - February 1921

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16387899_1208487609188260_4079557020016726836_nThere was no restrictions on parking on your lawn in 1909. This is Elwell NaSmythe and his car on the corner of Macrum and Mears.

16402697_1208610805842607_4910903692486879366_oPerry and Elsie NaSmythe in front of dad's Model T, photo taken in 1921. They lived at Mears and Macrum. I found many of the Belieu, Fletcher and NaSmythe photos in the St Johns Heritage Association Archives.

16196019_1208402322530122_4186293479968674795_nSt Johns Plaza in 1980 showing the St Johns theater when it was the Northgate. Photo from Robin Smith.

16143154_1204150936288594_8948974858048917045_nLet's go back to days of old, 1905. St Johns Hotel on left is at the corner of Leavitt and Lombard which is now Pattie's Home Plate. Far middle left is the Central School built in 1894 which was located on the corner of Lombard and Charleston which is now the playground for the James John grade school.

16195582_1202949359742085_2471381086064137815_nMain street of Linnton.  Judging from the vehicles this photo probably dates to the late 30's or very early 40's.

16179416_1200340463336308_888655414907489877_oJanuary 18, 1979 Lombard near Baxter Auto Parts, showing all the buildings, now torn down, that were on the South side of Lombard between New York and St Louis. The Stationary Engineers union building on the right is now the Rock N Roo.

15977651_1199496186754069_753420857223130381_nTelephone DialSt Johns Telephone Exchange(1)-page-00816142190_1199497800087241_4706204964582399693_nThere was a discussion on telephone prefixes in St Johns. Pacific Telephone history in St Johns from 1981 SJR . The telephone office was in the building at 8242 N Lombard which is now Guns & Ammo. It was built in 1910. This explains all the prefixes through the years.

16174451_1198456410191380_4829709043824194752_nRadke's Auto Parts 6666 N Columbia Blvd opens March 16, 1951 from St Johns Review. Columbia Blvd renamed to Columbia Way from N Smith to Bridge Structure on June 27, 1973.  (UNiversity 4444 =  86-4444)


Debbie LarsenThe street was originally called Columbia Blvd. The section that Radke's sits on was renamed sometime in the 60's, when the current Columbia Blvd. overpass was built nearby. I worked at Radke's in the late 70's and occasionally would run across paperwork with their address change slogan on it: "We didn't move: the street did!"

Gil Parton:   Lombard Way between Oswego and Richmond was called Columbia Blvd up to 1960. At the same time Jersey was renamed Lombard between Richmond and St Johns Ave. Also Burgard was changed to Lombard between St Johns Ave and Burgard Road


Black Kat Confectionary 8638 N Jersey Opened Sep 1933

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