The Hotel Perrine, one of the first buildings constructed in downtown, towered over the dirt streets and ditches as seen in the first photos taken of Twin Falls.
The hotel, at the west corner of Main Avenue and Shoshone Street, nearly disappears in this photo taken 50 years later showing a modern downtown, with power lines and traffic lights crisscrossing streets, antennas perched on rooftops and flashing neon signs luring customers into storefronts.
Across Main from the Hotel Perrine stands Leonard Emerson’s City Drug in the Baugh building. It became Dunken’s Draught House in 1990.
The blue Cadillac parked on the right would have sold for about $5,000 brand new.