Lincoln Highway: 1976 Aerial View

Downtown Ames

This aerial view from 1976 shows the Kellogg Street Avenue intersection with Lincoln Way.  Lincoln Way is seen at the top of the photo about one block past the railroad tracks.  The street on this side of the tracks is Main Street.  Two school buildings are visible in the foreground.  To the left is the 1912 Ames High School.  To the west across Clark Street is the 1937 Ames High School (now used as Ames City Hall).  The 1912 structure was razed in 1981.  The Chicago Northwestern depot is seen center right. (Farwell T. Brown Photographic Archive)