In the top photo, Wilda Lee and her brother Chuck McCleery of 317 South Arlington Avenue, posed for a photograph along South Arlington Avenue in 1949. It looks like it might have been the first day of school. The McCleery children had a short walk to IPS #85 as it was just across the street! Behind the kids, you can see an approaching car and an Edward Hopperish lone female character walking on the sidewalk.
Cute little Joyce McCleery posed next to the "for sale" sign in front of her home at 317 South Arlington Avenue in 1957. Behind her and to the south, you can see 325 South Arlington Avenue and several other homes on both sides of the street. Bruce Savage, a realtor who operated out of his office at 1005 North Arlington Avenue, eventually sold the home. Note how much more yard these dwellings possessed before the city widened Arlington Avenue.
These interesting historic images are courtesy of Chuck McCleery.