Second Avenue

        While the buildings may have changed, the lay of the land in McBride has not changed much since the 20’s.  The roads may be wider and better paved, fences may be a little nicer, but you can still easily tell where this picture was taken.  At this point in time, Second Avenue was still often referred to as “Main Street” as that is where the commercial district was.  It wasn’t until an influx of cars in the region that Main Street became the primary business street it is today.  Second Avenue has maintained a few key businesses over the years, but many of the major businesses have moved to Main Street.

 

Photo: View north-west from Rod Anderson’s house across Second Avenue and Dominion Creek, late 1920’s.  Valley Museum and Archives, Frances Anderson collection.