I love the black and white photos and agree wholeheartedly that it makes it look more deserted. Great idea to think to do that and great job with the pictures!
Halie:Your black and white pictures present a stark illustration of some of the problems caused by "progress". Too many times progress steamrolls good people and honest businesses trying desperately to stay alive. It is sad to look down that street as it is today and think about the activity and vitality that used to be part of its everyday life. Great work!JLP