Looking directly at Main Street, here's what Bluffton appeared like from the air in 1954.
We've enlarged several sections to provide a closer look at the town.
A couple things to check: • The 1911 wing of Bluffton High School shows on the left center
• First Mennonite, First United Methodist and Bluffton Presbyterian have yet to add additions
• A closer look on the left side of Main Street reveals buildings that no longer exist.
• The Victorian grade school stands at the end of Church Street as do several homes that eventually became part of the middle school and a parking lot expansion.