SIGNS OF OUR PAST

    Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause and believe it or not there was a time when you could buy a car for under $500.00 and rent a room downtown for $2.50. Gas was about 20 cents a gallon with almost half of that tax. Cheap electricity was the way to go when the old ice box became obsolete. The following images date from 1926 to 1940.

THIS SIGN USED TO SIT AT THE INTERSECTION OF BELLAIRE BLVD AND MAIN

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A GOOD DEAL ON A FORD!

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THIS ORGANIZATION NOW IS THE UNITED WAY!

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SEEMS LIKE ONLY A DREAM - CHEAP ELECTRICITY

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THIS HOTEL IS NOW LOFTS

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6 %  -  NOT BAD FOR 1926 

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STILL MAKING MONEY AT 13 CENTS!

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