It’s Wayback Wednesday: Flaxman Block



Welcome to Wayback Wednesday sponsored by Cavalcade Color Lab! Every week, we’ll be sharing a vintage photo and asking our readers to chime in with anything you can recall about the photo, other related memories, or even a funny caption. Have some vintage photos of your own? Send them to [email protected] and we may share them with our readers!

This is the Flaxman Block, built in 1901 by tailor E. Flaxman. Do you know where on Huntsville’s Main Street this building once sat? Click the image above to see the full photo. (Photo courtesy of Muskoka Digital Archives)

Wayback Wednesday is sponsored by Cavalcade Color Lab


Last week we shared this photo with you:


The date we have associated with this aerial photo of downtown Huntsville is 1968, but comments from Doppler readers suggest it may have been earlier than that. Here are a couple of them:

Terry McCaffery: “Late 50’s or very early 60’s: the McCaffery building is still standing! My Dad sold it to Dominion Stores @ 1961 when it was razed and the Dominion store was built!”

Bob Forde: “By-pass & Bell on Princess both went up in ’59. McCaffery block came down in ’61. All are in this photo so it was taken with in those 3 years i would suppose.”

Doppler readers also noted the lack of street lights at Brunel and Main, Huntsville Planing Mills where River Mill Park is today, and the covered structures on the Town Dock which no longer exist.

Thanks for your comments, everyone!

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