Picture 24.

Another view toward the southwest and the St. Nicholas Hotel.  The streetcar in the foreground is an older car, going from N. Main to E. Main, from the viewer's right to left.  The car at the right, going from N. Main to W. Main, is a newer Birney Safety Car.  Decatur received its first Birneys in 1919, so this picture probably dates from the early 1920s, before the Birneys had displaced all of the older streetcars.  Note the small number of automobiles, which also suggests very early 1920s.


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