Friday's post of three aerial photos in the vicinity of Hollywood & Vine was a lot of fun. It brought back a lot of memories for some readers of drive-in movies. The area of these photos was my stomping ground during my first few years in Lincoln. The Casadys lived in the Buffalo Motel for a few months when we first moved to Lincoln in 1967, then to a rental at 5611 Vine. We often dined at the Monterey Cafe or Shakee's Pizza.
I first met Tonja in 9th grade at Charles Culler Junior High School that year, although it was a couple years before she noticed me. I subsequently took her on many dates to Cool Crest, the Drumstick, Gateway Bowl, A&W, the Cork 'n Cleaver, and the Starlight Theater. All these are visible (albeit at low resolution) in the 1964 image, and with the exception of Culler Middle School, they are all long gone. If I had clipped those images a little better, we would have picked up the site of our junior prom date (KenEddy's), and senior prom date (Tony & Luigi's).
You can view a little time-lapse imagery yourself. The City's public GIS viewer has a slider that let's you move from 2005, through 2007, to 2010 images. Click on the "Aerial" button at the top right of the window, and drag the slider. It's fun to look at some of the rapidly-developing areas of Lincoln and see the change over those five years. Hopefully, we'll be adding 2013 imagery to the mix later this year.