1st Avenue used to have "Boulevard" as part of it's name.
Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923
BH Photo #502760
What a amazing photo. The CMSP&P line ran right off of my babysitters back yard when I was 3-6 years old. It is one of my most vivid memories of being that young, watching those freight trains gain speed as they worked up that slight grade toward this overpass as my sitter's house was just south of the 27th Street NE road crossing. I have searched so much to find more photography of this all but forgotten and once very utilized line that crept right through residences and behind business on its way to meet with the east west main line. If anyone can point me in the direction of any other documentation or imagery of this line going through NE and SE Cedar Rapids, please email me! This history must be preserved!