Here’s what this street corner looked like in 1921 and now in 2016.
The corner of 2nd and Euclid Avenues was a familiar site/drop off for rail car service. One of the most popular photographs of the college has the building below in prominent view. The building was first called the Streetcar Waiting Room. Later around the early 19-teens it was renamed the Wireless Building.
Next week I’ll post what this corner looked like in 1921 vs. 2016.
Georgia and Ruby Goff were enrolled in the music program at Des Moines Colllege (1) in 1920-1921. To meet their financial obligations, both girls were employed by Carl and Edith Weeks (2). Carl was an alumni of Highland Park College who made his fortune manufacturing and selling cosmetics (3).
(1) “A New Charter.” The College on the Northside. Location. 30 June 2013.
(2) Kindey, Joy Neil. Post. Des Moines Historical Society. Closed Group. Facebook. 27 February 2016. Location. Accessed: 2016 March 2.
(3) Finney, Daniel P. “Linn County Boy Helped Build D.M. Icons.” Des Moines Register Online. Des Moines, Iowa. 8 April 2016. Location. Accessed: 8 April 2016.