"Mickey Dyell and his cousin Bill Wilson Jr. in est. 1939. They are sitting above Grove Street (near First Street) two doors east of the present library. Did the white church (Presbyterian) next to the library use to have a bell tower on top? I see some sort of tower just to the right of my dad’s ear. Also, to the left of my dad looks like the back side of the old Dyell house on Imperial St., and maybe the back of what is now the Legion Hall. The black house (on the right) is now white and sits on First and Grove Street." -Donna Larson
"This does look more like Imperial Street South than Grove Street. The church steeple looks like the Zion Lutheran church. The house below would have been Mrs. Jessey Burnside." -Pauline Roy-Lachance
If I am reading the photo right, the photgrapher was on "The Rock" facing North. You can see the Catholic Church in the top left which would mean that the street that you're looking at in the foreground is Grove Street and the open space between the two-floored building on the left and the white building on the right is where the library sits today. The next street north would be Highway 17 and I believe the flat-faced building is where Hub 17 is right now. There certainly were a lot more trees between the rock and the highway!
Members of the group identified some of the features. Please note that none of these identifications have been verified but we would love to know what you think!
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