Friday, June 3, 2011

The Exams Are Quite Hard So Far

Ithaca Y.M.C.A. (1911)

Postmarked 23 August 1911
Ithaca, New York

Tue. Night / Have a very nice place to board. Am busy most of the time but am enjoying everything. / Think the exams are quite hard so far. Wonder where you are now. It's getting dark so I'll quit. / Ruth
I believe this is the same block, based on the Unitarian Church steeple. (It's the church where I was married, by the way!)


Thanks to Beth at The Best Hearts are Crunchy for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.


MrCachet said...

Miss Carrie lived on a farm. Sisters perhaps?

Sreisaat said...

It's unrecognizable now if not for the church steeple. Shame the big building is gone - it's got more character than the present one. Have a great weekend!

Postcards Crossing

Christine H. said...

Yes, it looks like the same spot. It is a shame the building is gone.

Tattered and Lost said...

"It's getting dark so I'll quit" is an excuse I need to remember!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

They really haven't improved the look of the area. I love that old building.

Mark S. said...

Things sure change in a mere 100 years, don't they? At least people are still getting hitched at the church!

Snap said...

Wonderful before and after. How our cities change ... and not always for the better. Happy PFF!

Hazelicious929 said...

That's really neat! I love sending and receiving postcards. Mine is up - My PFF Entry. Thanks for sharing and Happy PFF!

Lyneen said...

I have noticed many of the "Y's" are now gone. I did stay at one in Honolulu in 1989, it too is now gone so sad. They were so economical. Great post. Fun to see before and after pics.

Thanks for sharing and Happy PFF!

Mary said...

I love the comment - "it's getting dark so I'll quit".

Clytie said...

I love old postcard messages, I'm so glad you included the back side! This one is great.

Happy PFF!

MuseSwings said...

Here they are on the 1900 Census - sisters!

John S Allen 53
Sarah B Allen 49
Carrie S Allen 21
Ruth Allen 13
Ralph Allen 11
Blanch M Allen 7

It's getting dark so I'll quit.

Heather said...

I agree, the red brick building was much more interesting to look at.

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