A circa 1934 aerial of the Pike Pier’s section of the central waterfronnt. The Lenora Pier is at the bottom-left corner. Next the nearly twin piers at the foot of Virginia Street. Then two smaller “fish and salt” piers, followed by the Pike Pier, the Schwabacher, a narrow dock for loading coal and part of Pier 57 from which Jean and the historical photographer both took their views of the Pike Pier shown near the top. The 1934-36 construction of the seawall between Madison and Bay streets is not yet underway. Note the running gap (“dangerous death trap”) in the Railroad Avenue planking. And there’s the Pike Street pedestrian trestle again. It was featured in last week’s “now and then.”

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