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What was the Season?
winter

Can you name the location?
Main St.----North Adams

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Looking East. Paramount theater on the left. Late 40's. early 50's. Ever see that many cars on Main St, after dark, now??? Lit store fronts after theater were, Boston Store, Newberry's, F.W. Woolworth's. Guess I am nostalgic because I miss Main St. the way it was back then.


What was the Season?
winter

Can you name the location?
main street


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Must be the Christmas season. I, too, miss Main St the way it was. I certainly miss all the stores. I HATE malls.


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that many cars on main street! must be thursday night, cause the stores stayed open till 9


What was the Season?
winter

Comments...
Nostalgic here again. I neglected to mention before that the lights way up the street on the left are the marquee of the Mohawk theater. There was also a movie theater just to the right of Randy, the Richmond theater. Gone with the past---individual theaters and drive-ins.


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it could be any night of the work week because during the month of December all the stores stayed open until 9 every night


What was the Year?
1950

What was the Season?
winter

Can you name the location?
Main Street

Comments...
Main Street on a snowy night late forties or early fifties. Thhe cars are 40s cars and the street is as it was then with the wreaths and both theaters open (probably the Richmond too but can't see it). Nine cent matinees at the Richmond. But a beautiful calm winter night.


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Notice how the snow on the street has been packed right down to an icy surface? That was b.s.! (Before salt. lol.) And the plows intentionally would leave some snow on the roads to help keep the chains on the car tires from breaking. Imagine that!!! No front wheel drive then, and very few 4 wheel drive vehicles. How did those "pioneers" survive? LOL.


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Compared to today, the decorations are pretty dull but, back then, to me they were WONDERFUL... Growing up in North Adams in the 50's was so special!!


Can you name the location?
remember Liggetts Drug store/ just passed Paramount on left Boy those were the days, I worked at the drug store all thru high school, met alot of great people...


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I agree with all of the above, growing up in North Adams was special and...growing up in the 40's and 50's was wonderful! Please more of Randy's old photos!


What was the Season?
winter

Can you name the location?
Oh yea,main street

Comments...
Was born in 48,I don't remember the Richmond theater,but I sure remember the "Mohawk & Paramont"theaters.I first time I went to the movies as a kid with my mom was to see a Clark Gable movie and loved it.Then it was a movie every weekend I could go with my family and friends.Also loved Christmas shopping on main st,and buying the warm spanish peanuts at Newberry's,1/4 lb for .25.Miss those days too!


What was the Year?
1940

What was the Season?
winter

Can you name the location?
Main St. below the Paramont theatre.

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I also recall Ames & Braves I believe was a great place for sanwiches and banana splits. Just above that Apothecary Hall for the best Mocha sundaes in the world. Nice places to stop after the movies.Other places next to the Mohawk and Pops on Eagle St. and a good hot dog or hamburger at Jacks. A great place to have been born and brought up in. In Memorium, "Thanks Randy".


What was the Year?
1940

What was the Season?
winter


What was the Season?
winter

Can you name the location?
main st.

Comments...
this is such a grate web site.I lived on bank st. for years across from the transcript bld.I could look from our liveing room window and see the press rolling main st. was like my front yeard .I am 78 years old and I love the comments people make ther must be a lot of people out there about my age.I wish they would sign there name after they comment perhaps I would find some long forgoten friends.Geo.Whipple


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I am joing the group! I grew up in North Adams in the 40's and 50's and LOVED every minute of it! Even tho the decorations look skimpy compared to 2010, they were beautiful to us! Everyone went down to Main Street on Thursday nights, hopefully Drury or St. Joe was having a Friday night dance and always movies on Saturday..young kids in the afternoon, adults at night. You could always find friends in one of the ice creamsoda shops and when we could drive, we would CRUISE Main Street. I might add, back then you didn't see people in jeans and trashy T shirts...we had respect back then.


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My old Italian grandfather would take me to the Richmond Hotel Theater to watch Saturday afternoon cartoons and It seems like just yesterday I had a pink a "virgin mary" cocktail with my parents who were having dinner in the dining room. Years later in the early 50's (when we were about 12) we took ball room dance lessons in the hotel, at the end we had a wonderful dance, all dressed up in ball gowns and suits....what wonderful memories


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North Adams was magical back then...something to do all the time! I grew up during the 40's and 50's...what a wonderful time in my life!


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