Phillip Hogan (on bike) chats with Marty Weigman is this summer of 1956 scene along East Grove Street, looking east. The intersection straight ahead is Moore Street.
By the mid-1950s, Dutch elm disease had ravaged many of the city’s tree-lined streets. The disease had yet to reach this stretch of East Grove, though. Elms were prized for their ability to create tunnel-like canopies of interlocking branches arching over city streets that would offer residents respite from the summer heat.