A Peek into Plaza District Past

January 26, 2010 at 2:14 pm Leave a comment

These are my most favorite emails to receive. If you, your parents, or your grandparents have stories of the yesteryear Plaza District days, please email them to me (kristen@plazadistrict.org). We are looking to compile all sorts of stories to hopefully gain more perspective on the history of our district. Perhaps we can compile into a written history someday! This is from a gentleman who grew up in the area as a child:

“It is great to see this area revived.  We lived at 1520 NW 10th in the 1930s, and frequently went to movies at the Plaza theater.  I remember a bakery, shoe shop, maybe a Western Auto store (first ball glove purchased there), & other businesses on 16th.  Mckinley Park was a favorite hangout, as well.  There was a railroad track running along near Blackwelder.  You could follow it from 10th to 16th.  I attended Whittier Grade School at 10th & Kentucky from kindergarten thru 4th grade.  Sometimes I would venture as far as 16th and Indiana on the west and over to the Victoria theater on the east.  We had a lot of fun in that area as kids – nice memories even though a depression was going on.”


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