Tunnel Vision

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Looking north up 14th Avenue, AKA Main Street, in downtown Vero Beach.  The two story building on the corner, built in the early 1900s with an American Beaux Art facade is now a purveyor of vintage goods and furniture.  Originally it was the Farmer’s Bank that failed and became the Citrus Bank in 1925.  Business was good and they built an annex across the street that is now office space for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.  Back in the day, though, for the safety of the bank customers who needed to go from one building to another across busy 20th Street (Route 60) a tunnel was built underneath the road connecting the two buildings.  I was fortunate enough to traverse this underground passage once, which is now closed up or so the mystery goes.  Note the neon lights are off at the Florida Theatre just down the street as befitting the early morning hour this photo was taken.

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