1452 No-Name Street


Removal of the cottages on the Boys Town farm is in full swing.  The cottages were built in the late 40’s and early 50’s as part of a $30 million expansion program that created living quarters on the West Farm and doubled the size of Boys Town.

About 30 minutes after this photo was taken, the cottage was completely leveled.  The last remaining identifiable piece of history was the board reading, “1452”.  Even that was an incomplete record.  The cottage address was 14528 Gianelli Street, Boys Town, Nebraska — an incorporated Village with its own Post Office.  The “8” fell off with first the crushing blow of the back hoe.

Sadly, in less than 24 hours, the pile of rubble was gone and the site was completely leveled and graded.  No sign of “14528 Gianelli Street.

Thought for the Day:  It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.                                                                                                    Winston Churchill

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