HISTORIC FORSYTH PICTURES
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The well-worn pictures on this page were found by my
mother when she was cleaning out her basement.
They were in a pile of "stuff" which belonged to my grandfather, Glen
We don't know who the photographer is on any of these.
This is the 900 block of Main Street.
The shortest building in the picture is the current Lariat Bar
building. The next two buildings on its right were removed in 1930 to
make way for the Roxy Theatre. At the time of this picture, movies were
being shown in the "Lincoln Paramount" theatre which was located
in the building just to the right of the power pole in this
This is the middle of the 800 block in
1916. The building farthest to the left is now occupied by
the Hong Kong Restaurant.
This picture shows the 1000 block of
Main Street and was taken not long after the courthouse was
built. The street running across the foreground is 10th avenue.
The lumber yard in the center is called H.M. Allen Co.
and was later rebuilt (or enlarged) and called Thompson Yards,
and later still it became United Building Center. Van's IGA
occupies the space now. The large building on the opposide side
of the courthouse is a school.
Looking north on 9th Avenue.
People who say nothing ever changes in Forsyth should see this
picture! Take note, the streets aren't paved; there are no
street lights yet; and the major building on the west corner
hasn't been built yet. The Alexander Hotel (on right) was
built early in the century.