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A walk down Main St. 60 years ago

It's August 1963 - a warm summer day in downtown Bluffton. Dick Boehr took this photo and let's name the businesses from right to left:

• Basinger Furniture - today The Black Lab • Western Auto - today Diller's Flooring • Swank's Meat Market - today The Dough Hook • Walter Gratz's shoe store – 1861 Wine Lounge • Waltermire's - today Sielschott, Keifer, Walsh, Regula CPAs * Hauenstein Bakery - today Ryan DeMarco Edward Jones • Greding Hardware - today Do It Best Family Hardware

It's interesting to note that two streetscape programs have taken place since the 1963 photo was taken. The most significant change is that store awnings are now on these buildings.



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