Downtown Crystal Lake Tear Down Time

Tear downs on Brink Street occurred while I was in high school during the late 1950’s.

My friend Doug Starritt’s home was across from the current drive-through facility of the Home State Bank. It went early. They moved to Dole Avenue close to the First United Methodist Church both of our families attended.

But that tear down was for commercial purposes.

Last week I saw a tear down of a little home on the northeast corner of South Walkup and Paddock Street.

Although I thought the city had an ordinance against cutting fairly large trees as a result of the developer of the Walter E Smithe Furniture store having chopped down several mature walnut trees, the residential lot appeared to have been clear cut, except maybe for the evergreen on the south side.

It will be interesting to see what kind of house is constructed on the property.

If you click the bottom picture, you can see lots of tree trunks on the ground.

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