Sunday, July 06, 2008

North Monroe Street

Below is a before/after photo of North Monroe Street, in Waterloo, Wisconsin. The photo on top was taken on April 21, 2006. The photo on the bottom was taken on July 4, 2008. Road construction on this southern portion of the road was completed in the early summer of 2008. (The road is still being worked on, further to the north.)

So what's new?
  • Light fixtures!
  • Crosswalk and parkway are pink!
  • Fresh new sidewalk!
  • New pavement!
  • New bumpy "ramp" on sidewalk!
  • In the Veteran's Park on the corner, the large evergreen has been removed, and the plantings have been prettied up!
What's old?
  • The "Voelker Building" (built in 1908) at 120 North Monroe Street, which currently houses the Cut and Curl beauty salon, still has an outline of the old Courier building, which wasn torn down in early 2006!
  • The disgusting phone booth is still there!
  • The rest of the buildings still look run down!

One wonders if Waterloo will go on a beautification frenzy, to get the downtown area looking nice again, in time for the big Sesquicentennial celebration in April 2009.


Terentia said...

Well said.

Anonymous said...

My my, the street sure has improved it's look. You're absolutely right, though, the buildings need a major spiff-up.

Bloggity Blog Blog Blog said...

They only have a few months left to get it all spiffy!