HISTORIC FORSYTH PICTURES
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1961 1970s aerial
The four pictures on this page were taken by my
dad, Bruce Blakesley, during the 1955 Forsyth Horse Show parade.
(What's amazing to me is how many people came out to watch the parade,
compared to today's crowds!)
Since I don't know who any of the people are in these pictures, I'll
talk a little about the buildings.
This is the 900 block of Main Street.
You can see the Roxy in the middle of the picture, looking
pretty much the same in 1955 as it looks today! The
Lefty's Bar building eventually became Range Telephone and is
now a private residence. The drug store was eventually called
This picture, taken from the corner of
9th and Main looking east, shows a lot of Forsyth that is gone
today. In the background, the GTA Elevator can be seen. The
white building with rounded corners was the United Building
Center, a lumber yard. The buildings on the corner of 10th and
Main across from the Roxy hadn't been constructed yet, and First
State Bank (known then as Forsyth State Bank) was in a building
on 9th Avenue, since its Main Street location was still several
years in the future.
A closer look at some of the 900 block
buildings. Note also the cool old fashioned street lights
-- one can be seen just above the horse's head.
We'd love to know the
identities of any of the people in these photos, so if you know
anyone please let us know.
A great view of the 800 block of Main.
The tops of the buildings are largely unchanged today. In 1955,
Forsyth had several clothing stores, two of which are visible