The photo above shows three children and a dog standing in the middle of a snow-covered Main Street (with us looking to the North behind them). Any idea when this photo may have been taken?
Do you recognize any of the buildings in this photo? Notice any changes between how they appear in the photo compared to today? If you take a look at the comments we’ve already received from the community below, then you will notice one feature now missing from many: porches.
Dianne Lansing: I’m thinking the house in the right belongs to Lee Ackley & Sandy Vance and the one next to it is Rose Fines with a porch.
Mary Wade: Yes, Main St. looking north-MORE PORCHES NOW GONE!!!
Mary S Houston: How I miss the porches!
Dianne Lansing: Mary…maybe we could blame the disappearing porches on TV!
Does this photo bring up any memories for you? We’d love to hear your stories!
The vintage photo above showcases an old winter scene in Essex, NY. If you enjoy this one, then take a look at a couple other photos with winter scenes that we’ve featured: Vintage Photo: Snow Champy in Essex Bay and Vintage Photo: Snowy Main Street.
Share Your Essex Artifacts
If you want to share your old photos of Essex (or brochures; postcards; menus; tickets; any artifact) on the blog please email us at editor [AT] essexonlakechamplain [DOT] com.
- Vintage Photo: Main Street with Gas Station (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- De-Icing the Duck Pond (rosslynredux.com)
- Vintage Photo: Essex Waterfront with Ferry to South (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: 1940s Main Street Looking South (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Brochure: Sherwood Inn (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Main Street with Inn (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Essex Main Street Looking South (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)