Preservation, Ride Across Indiana, Road Trips

Then and now: Downtown Centerville

Once in a while I’ll wind up making the same photograph on two trips down the same road, separated by some years. It’s always interesting to see how things have changed.

Here’s the northwest corner of the main intersection in Centerville, in eastern Indiana on the National Road/US 40, as it was in 2009 and then in 2021. As you can see, these facades have received some TLC.

Centerville IOOF

I’ve driven the National Road from its beginning in Baltimore, MD to its end in Vandaila, IL. To read everything I’ve ever written about it, click here.


10 thoughts on “Then and now: Downtown Centerville

  1. Jim I’m curious about how you remember you took a near identical photo before – and then how you find it in your archives? Do you tag/label photos by location?

    • I prefer it when the buildings go unpainted and show their original brick color, but once you paint them you’re pretty much in it forever. Then I’m all for color.

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