This view of Onondaga Street facing east is from a stereoptican slide believed to be from about 1880.
September 21, 1877 advertisement in the Ames Intelligencer
Isaac E. Hirsh, owner of the New York Store. The photo is from around 1870 or 1880.
July 26, 1878, issue of the Ames Intelligencer
There is talk among some of our citizens who are inclined toward shooting sports to organize a rifle club. A trial of skill was made on the driving association grounds last Monday evening with the following results. The first range was 200 yards "offhand," and the score as handed us gives Hirsh, 96 out of a possible 100; Frazee, 92; Barroll, 90; Bradley, 86; McLain, 85; Lambertson, 28. The next match was at a range of 500 yards "on rest," resulting as follows: Bradley, 91 in a possible 100; Hirsh, 89; Barroll, 86; Frazee, 75; McLain, 65; Spence, 62; Lambertson, 58.
At the New York Store there is yet a big stock of clothing which will be sold very low. Hirsh wants to make room for an immense stock of boots and shoes, and to do this, will offer his clothing stock at prime cost, for cash. He will not handle clothing after this season. (from the December 6, 1878 issue of the Ames Intelligencer)
Isaac E. Hirsh, 1911
The arrow indicates the 1912 brick building that replaced the wood frame New York Store at 229 Main Street. Cafe Diem operates from this location today (2008). The opera house building (labeled Stephen's Block in the 1896 diagram) is now occupied by Duck Worth Wearing and the Family Martial Arts Center. The appearance has been updated to make it seem to be two separate buildings.