Middleport peeks into the past


Those traveling down 2nd Avenue in Middleport will notice that a new mural is hanging between the Snouffer’s Building and the Ingle’s Building. This mural, which originally came from a postcard circa 1919, shows Middleport reaching the ‘Roaring Twenties’ as the juxtaposition of a horse a few feet away from a car can be seen. According to Middleport Mayor Michael Gerlach, the murals are decided upon and sponsored by the Middleport Development Group, and is currently one of five murals created that can be hung in this spot. This old Middleport photo shows the YMCA building, along with another building that was for sale at the time. Gerlach said that one of the buildings featured in the image has since burned down, and the street appears to be a dirt street before a street of bricks was put in place. The murals, once taken down, are put in storage and are reusable in showing current Middleport residents what life was like nearly 100 years ago on the same strip.


Those traveling down 2nd Avenue in Middleport will notice that a new mural is hanging between the Snouffer’s Building and the Ingle’s Building. This mural, which originally came from a postcard circa 1919, shows Middleport reaching the ‘Roaring Twenties’ as the juxtaposition of a horse a few feet away from a car can be seen. According to Middleport Mayor Michael Gerlach, the murals are decided upon and sponsored by the Middleport Development Group, and is currently one of five murals created that can be hung in this spot. This old Middleport photo shows the YMCA building, along with another building that was for sale at the time. Gerlach said that one of the buildings featured in the image has since burned down, and the street appears to be a dirt street before a street of bricks was put in place. The murals, once taken down, are put in storage and are reusable in showing current Middleport residents what life was like nearly 100 years ago on the same strip.

Those traveling down 2nd Avenue in Middleport will notice that a new mural is hanging between the Snouffer’s Building and the Ingle’s Building. This mural, which originally came from a postcard circa 1919, shows Middleport reaching the ‘Roaring Twenties’ as the juxtaposition of a horse a few feet away from a car can be seen. According to Middleport Mayor Michael Gerlach, the murals are decided upon and sponsored by the Middleport Development Group, and is currently one of five murals created that can be hung in this spot. This old Middleport photo shows the YMCA building, along with another building that was for sale at the time. Gerlach said that one of the buildings featured in the image has since burned down, and the street appears to be a dirt street before a street of bricks was put in place. The murals, once taken down, are put in storage and are reusable in showing current Middleport residents what life was like nearly 100 years ago on the same strip.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_IMG_2944-0011.jpgThose traveling down 2nd Avenue in Middleport will notice that a new mural is hanging between the Snouffer’s Building and the Ingle’s Building. This mural, which originally came from a postcard circa 1919, shows Middleport reaching the ‘Roaring Twenties’ as the juxtaposition of a horse a few feet away from a car can be seen. According to Middleport Mayor Michael Gerlach, the murals are decided upon and sponsored by the Middleport Development Group, and is currently one of five murals created that can be hung in this spot. This old Middleport photo shows the YMCA building, along with another building that was for sale at the time. Gerlach said that one of the buildings featured in the image has since burned down, and the street appears to be a dirt street before a street of bricks was put in place. The murals, once taken down, are put in storage and are reusable in showing current Middleport residents what life was like nearly 100 years ago on the same strip.
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