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Strand Theater CB

Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:36 am

Found this picture on Facebook of the Strand Theater in Council Bluffs. Of course it is no longer there.

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Here is an outside shot of the theater:
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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 10:45 am

I also found this amazing picture of Downtown CB in the early 1900's. I have never seen this picture before....I love it.
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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:44 am

That's actually Woodward Avenue in Detroit.

http://imgur.com/gallery/Lvdjy
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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby skinzfan23 » Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:48 am

Thank you....after looking at the picture more closely, I didn't think it was CB so I started to look it and tried researching some of the businesses. All I could come up with was Detroit, but I wasn't sure. Thanks for clarifying that for me.

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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby Omababe » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:50 am

I have a feeling I know where some of those photos came from. :)

I'll check the source of the one from "Detroit" as it was given to me in good faith as a photo of Broadway in CB. If it's indeed Detroit I'll remove it.

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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:06 am

Omababe wrote:I have a feeling I know where some of those photos came from. :)

I'll check the source of the one from "Detroit" as it was given to me in good faith as a photo of Broadway in CB. If it's indeed Detroit I'll remove it.

After clicking on the link provided by titosburitobarn, it definitely is Detroit.

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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby TitosBuritoBarn » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:03 am

If you click on the picture in the link I posted, which is a bigger version of yours, it increases the size. If you look at the bottom of the Hudson's sign it reads "Grows with Detroit." Below that is a sign that reads "Detroit Creamery Milk." In the very middle is the "Detroit Opera House." On the bottom right it reads "Detroit Publishing Co."
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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby Joe_Sovereign » Fri Jan 23, 2015 10:52 am

My parents told me about going to the Strand when they were kids.

It is amazing the architecture and craftsmanship that has come and gone. Twenty five years from now everything is going to built out of Pre-fab walls that have been built on 3D printers with plumbing, ventilation, windows and electrical built in. Construction will be about as complex as building with legos. I can only imagine the designs that will come from lowest possible cost building.

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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby GetUrban » Fri Jan 23, 2015 1:06 pm

Joe_Sovereign wrote: Twenty five years from now everything is going to built out of Pre-fab walls that have been built on 3D printers with plumbing, ventilation, windows and electrical built in.  Construction will be about as complex as building with legos.  I can only imagine the designs that will come from lowest possible cost building.


That's not entirely true...technology can help make some incredibly complex structures possible too.....

http://archrecord.construction.com/projects/building_types_study/museums/2014/1410-fondation-louis-vuitton-gehry-partners.asp?bts=mu

This is definitely not a lowest cost building though...
He said "They are some big, ugly red brick buildings"
...and then they were gone.

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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby MadMartin8 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 2:32 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:Found this picture on Facebook of the Strand Theater in Council Bluffs.  Of course it is no longer there.

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Here is an outside shot of the theater:
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That is one beautiful building....what's in that spot now?
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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:42 pm

I was able to find this aerial from the 1960's. The strand is middle left-hand side of the photo.
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Re: Strand Theater CB

Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Jan 23, 2015 3:43 pm

Here is another nice photo of the old post office in CB (it was demolished in 1952):
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