MANY OF THE TOWNSFOLK REMEMBER THE CHUCK WAGON
Here are another batch of photos, again by Neal Ranauro. This time of a few businesses on Main St. Of all the photos i’ve tracked down up to this point I feel like this batch best represents life in the town of Manville when it was kind of reaching it’s peak in the first wave of it’s prosperity. You can see here that the buildings on the corner of Camplain and Main St are the same as they are today, except for the fact that they dont have that gorgeous marble looking covering around the outside. I talked in my last post about what a tremendous effect this has on the esthetic of the buildings at the time… it gave them such a unified and classic look. In 2 of the photos you’ll notice “anniversary” buntings, which im assuming are for the “Silver Jubilee ” which was the 25th anniversary of the town, that would set these photos sometime in 1954. Overall you can just tell that there is an unwaivering pride about the town.
OLDER PHOTO OF THE CORNER OF MAIN AND CAMPLAIN WITH NO TRAFFIC LIGHT!