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Galva in Photos
North Exchange Street
This is a view of North Exchange
Street, facing northeast, in the early 1890's. The telephone
system wiring is
being installed in this picture. All of the brick buildings, with the
of the one with the Galva News sign,are still standing, and U.S. Route
runs through the same area as the street shown in the picture.
building to the right is basically unaltered with the exception of the
in of two windows on the first floor
This photo is of the same general
the late 1880's. It is also of the North Exchange Street
is facing the southwest. The buildings, starting at right and
going left are: the old Firestation, old First National Bank
building, the old Galva News building ( building replaced in the early
20th century), the next building which is one story, was replaced by a
two story building shortly after this photo, the next building was home
to the "FAMOUS" store for several years, and is still in existance, the
next building visible was built in
1879, and stands unaltered with the exception of the awning. The
building visible in this photo is still in existance, essentially
North Exchange Street | Current Appearance
Most of the buildings shown on this
page are in the above photo. Many are still very recognizable.
These are the same buildings at the
north end of North Exchange Street in 1916. Again the bank
building is on the left, and the old Firestation is on the right.
This etching shows the bank building and fire station as they would have appeared shortly after they were completed.