Main Street, South Bend
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South Bend’s Main Street isn’t the city’s main street. Michigan Street is, one block to the east.
One block of Main Street is paved in brick. I suppose many other blocks were, too, but they were paved over with asphalt at some time.
My brother had an apartment on this block back in the 1990s. Memorial Hospital, which you see in the distance in this photo, was buying out all of the other property owners on this block so they could raze the houses and pave a parking lot. Rick’s landlord, who lived upstairs in the two-story house, would have none of it. He made the hospital wait until he died to get his property. That was long after Rick moved away.
I don’t remember now whether the house still stood when I made this photo, but I remember a time when it and one other house were all that still stood on this block.
Meanwhile, the brick street remains.
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