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Two Blocks From Minute Maid Park's Centerfield...In 1943

Two Blocks From Minute Maid Park's Centerfield...In 1943
Photo via Shorpy

This is what 1900 Franklin looked like in 1943. Which, to be sure, seems a lot like what 1900 Franklin would have looked like in 1870 or so.

A horse-drawn carriage in 1943? Weren't people driving boxy Ford trucks by that time?

The photo comes from the great Shorpy historical photo archive site. They don't have a hell of a lot of Houston stuff, but apparently the city was too busy making the transition from horses to gas-powered vehicles to spend a whole lot of time taking pictures.

Here's what the area looks like these days:


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Hey. where can a guy get some bananas around here?


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