The Post Road sure has changed in the century or so since this photo was taken.
Yet 100 years or so later, much of it still looks familiar.
In this west-looking view — provided by alert reader/amateur historian Mary Gai — we see the road median, beginning about where the new retail/ residential/office complex is at the foot of Long Lots Road.
Further along on the right is the current site of New Country Toyota, and other buildings that still remain.
At the crest of the hill, on the south (left) is Sakura’s predecessor. Cumberland Farms, Calise’s, a lumber store, small shopping center, Citgo and more have taken over the rest of that side — but the topography is the same. It’s easy to visualize what the Post Road (State Street/US 1) looked like then.
It’s much harder to imagine the almost total lack of traffic.