Monday, September 11, 2006

The Virtual Start of the Tour 40th & Farnam

This is where I am going to start the virtual tour of 40th street. This intersection is very significant because this was the major commercial and transportation hub at the south end of our 40th street. Not only was there a thriving business district with the north west corner anchored (no pun intended) by the Admiral Theater. Fortieth street between Farnam and Dodge streets was also a two block stretch of the coast to coast Lincoln Highway. Not to forget to mention a vital route on Omaha's street car system. These street cars had just arrived from Dundee in the above photo and where picking up passengers before heading east on Farnam street towards downtown.