02/15/10 163 W, 4 I - + 4 - 13 Downtown's Southern Streets - 1945 to Present


Random conversation at Station 1 on Sunday. What did downtown's southern streets look like before South Saunders Street was extended to meet McDowell Street? Four maps are provided below, two from the city of Raleigh dated 1945 and 1961. The third is a Segger Map excerpt from 1996, showing the completed South Saunders Street extension. The fourth is a Google Maps satellite view. Click once or twice to enlarge all.
 


 
Next step, maybe find some vintage aerial views at the State Archives. Memo to self, do that some time. Notice that quite a few streets have gone to that great highway in the sky:







  
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