State Street & West Avenue
State Street and West Avenue North looking east, 1970
In 1970, traffic signals, dedicated left-turn lanes, and through/right-turn lanes controlled this intersection. Mr. D's Donut Shop is located on the southwest corner (the right side of the photograph).
State Street and West Avenue North looking east, 2003
The cross section of State Street and West Avenue North remains quite similar to that shown in 1970, with dedicated left-turn lanes, through and right-turn lanes. Mr. D's Restaurant and Bakery was moved to the south part of its original lot, with the actual building set back south approximately thirty yards from State Street. The building, a landmark in the city, was expanded to seat approximately 40 people.
West Avenue North and State Street looking south, 1970
The original Mr. D's is featured in this 1970 photograph. West Avenue North had on-street parking on both the east and west sides of the street. The southeast corner of the intersection is occupied by the IBM Corporation sales and service office.
West Avenue North and State Street looking south, 2003
This photograph shows West Avenue North in 2003. On-street parking has been removed and replaced with a second driving lane on each side of the street. No left turns are allowed onto State Street from West Avenue North. The photograph also shows the new building for Mr. D's Restaurant and Bakery, completed in 1978.