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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Here's a view of South Jackson Street with Grove Street in the center of the photo.
A close examination reveals the old St. Mary's Catholic Church building, a very narrow Jackson Street, no addition to St. John's UCC, several "small structures" at the rear of many residences (are these outhouses?).
Viewers observations are invited.