• Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor." 

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A closer look on Main Street - circa 1950

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As we continue our aerial survey of Bluffton in the late 1940-early 1950 era, we encourage viewer comments.

Notice:

o the houses across from the high school and post office that no longer exist

o the width of the sidewalk in front of the post office in relation to the other sidewalks

o the era of vehicles on Main Street

o someone riding a bike on Main Street

o the garages in the alley on the west side of Main Street

o the Carma Theater sign

o the clock in front of Citizens National Bank

o is that a Model-T type vehicle in front of the Bluffton News?