The long stretch of 22nd Avenue featured three department stores. To the left were the Dumont Department Store and the Marks-Rothenberg Department Store. To the right was Winner and Kline Department Store. Also to the right is Weidmann’s Restaurant, which is still in operation. In the center of the photograph is the Threefoot Brothers Wholesale Company, the present location of the Threefoot Building
Front Street was a dirt road at the turn of the century, and the first Union Passenger Depot had not been built. This stretch is Front Street, between 26th and 27th Avenues. On the left is a white picket fence encircling a private residence, where a pig has wandered into the street. In the middle ground is a steam-powered tractor, standard at the time. In the hazy distance is the site where the first depot would be built.
Farmers are shown delivering locally grown corn at the Queen and Crescent Freight Depot. At the Armour Packing Company, right, meat was smoked, packed, and shipped to destinations all over the southeastern United States.
This photograph shows Fifth Street looking east. The Rosenbaum Building is currently being converted into condominiums on the near right. Farther down the block is the Arky Building, the site of Dumont Plaza. On the left are the Great Southern Hotel and First National Bank. The city was served by electric street cars.