The 2010 census reports 80 residents of this town. There are approximately 20 horns on the tornado siren, which seems like ample coverage, doesn’t it?
Historical Note #1: The 2012 Google Street View is siren-free, so it’s an apparently recent addition.
Historical Note #2: My spouse lived in this town for a year or two when he was a kid, and the location of the famous family story How Larry Broke His Tooth is just around the corner from where I stood to take this shot.
Whatever used to be there is now just a pile of bricks. I know this isn’t how it works, but I had the impression that those bricks just all let go, at the same time.
St. Paul, Nebraska
PS. So, I decided to look at a map of St. Paul, Nebraska. And while I was looking at the map, I decided to take myself on a little street-view tour, where I saw this image from April 2012. See how the building’s gone, but the pile of bricks isn’t even there? Now I think maybe the bricks are slowly returning to the site and will reassemble themselves into that building….
Someone uses this old building, which is right there on Main Street*, as storage for all the really important things. Like those hub caps glinting in the afternoon sun, quite a few plastic buckets, a three-legged stool that seems very unstable, and a tractor.
*OK. So it’s not really called Main Street. But it is the main street.