The building at 102 State Street in Springfield, around 1938-1939. Photo courtesy of the Springfield Preservation Trust.
The scene in 2014:
Both the Century Cafe and The Hub Restaurant are long gone, as are the buildings that they once occupied. In the 1930s photo, these buildings fronted State Street, and behind them was the Court Square Theater, which was part of the Court Square Hotel. The hotel part of the building is still there, to the left and in the background of the 2014 photo, but the theater itself was demolished in 1956 to make room for the parking lot. It was probably around this time that the buildings on State Street were demolished.