Very popular construction in southern Arizona and California. The buildings overhung the sidewalks to give shade from the hot desert sun. must have been about 1930 as some of the cars look like Model A's.
We visited snow birds from Spokane in Yuma in winter 2010. The old own is quiet now, but runs at an easy pace. There is a new town somewhat at a distance. A couple of miles away again is a big box/ mall development which our hosts advised was being deserted because developers had built a newer one two or three miles away from that one.
Town planning gone mad!!!!
Allan from down under.
That's the American Way .... crap all over yesterday's good and
embrace tomorrow's crap. Tomorrow, start it all over again.
Where's MY vinyl siding ?
HMM, nice place for an old prison.
Our cities grow like a ringworm. All the new growth and activity is on the outside edges and the center is dead.
Yuma has a lot of interesting places to see and learn about. Our 2016 October tour went to a place that sends out seedlings across our country and few people know about it. Johnny Cloud has a model T museum in Bard, CA just a few miles from Yuma that is more then worth going to as Johnny will show you T's and tell you stories about them and other vehicles he has collected.
I just love the lone measly street lamp in the intersection! Big technology and progress for the day!
I use those type of street lights around my place. The light from them is
wonderful. Unlike anything used today. Remember the bootlegger/hotel
scene from Paper Moon ?