4th and Lake Street

This photo, looking east along Lake Street with Fourth Avenue in the middle foreground, shows the varied patterns of land use that characterize significant lengths of the road. Commercial buildings range from older, unimproved structures to renovated buildings and newer, fast food restaurants. Expanding commercial uses and parking lots have steadily encroached on residential areas, as is evidenced by the sparseness of the tree canopy. The Greenway Corridor can be seen at the left side of the image, with the Great Lake Center (formerly Sears) in the background.