Pictures 9-8.2 and 9-8.3.

These two 1948 views of the line show the neutral ground in nearby areas of the covered canal (upper picture) and uncovered canal (lower picture).  Recent research by "Streetcar Mike" Strauch suggests that the cover ended and the area of open canal began around Fourth and Third Streets.  He has also determined that the Gallo Theater, seen in the background of the lower photo, was located at 2212 S. Claiborne, which is between Jackson Ave. and Philip St.  We have glimpses of a railroad track between the streetcar track and the automobile roadway.  (We know it's not another streetcar track, because it has no trolley wire.)  My thanks to Mike Strauch for his research on this and several other photos in this section. Walter Broschart photos (both)

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