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    These original photos show Ludlow as it was and were taken from the hill just west of town, looking east. The new photos were taken just south of the railroad tracks near the center of town and west of the cemetery. Main Street would be just to the left of the tracks.
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    Board and batten was an excellent exterior, able to hold up to almost anything but a Ludlow summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Johnson View Post
    Board and batten was an excellent exterior, able to hold up to almost anything but a Ludlow summer.

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    Yeah, these two can be seen in the original photos so they've been around awhile. One that didn't hold up was the old mercantile store. It still has some walls standing but the Hector earthquake really took most of it down. I'll have pictures of it in a later posting.
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    I was joking earlier. The board and batten construction allows for significant expansion of the siding due to dryness and moisture---so it is exactly the kind of exterior one would need for a location such as Ludlow---especially before the general use of stucco or plywood.

    Of course, the key to board and batten or any exterior is the use of building paper underneath. I see no evidence of such use in Don's photo's.

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    It's been so long since I've been though Ludlow (not just whizzing by on I-40) that I can't remember what Main Street looks like.

    Thanks for the photos of what it looked like "back in the day".

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirohniichan View Post
    It's been so long since I've been though Ludlow (not just whizzing by on I-40) that I can't remember what Main Street looks like.

    Thanks for the photos of what it looked like "back in the day".
    Thanks Shiro, Plenty more coming.
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    Hello everybody. I'm a new member here, and I'm quite impressed with all the information you gathering about all these towns here. I was trying to find some useful information myself, but never had so much luck for this. And one of the reasons I'm here is that I'm quite interested in Ludlow town. Both old and new parts. One of the reasons, except my own interest in old Route 66 towns, is that me and some friends of mine recreating this town in 3D graphic. So, where it is possible to get even more photo-shots of this town? I'm interested in all information regarding Ludlow.
    Thanks in advance and best regards.

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    Get David F. Myrick's book "Railroads of Nevada & Eastern California, Vol 2: The Southern Roads." It has many photos of what Ludlow used to look like, as well as a platte map. You can even preview it on Google Books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstate55 View Post
    Get David F. Myrick's book "Railroads of Nevada & Eastern California, Vol 2: The Southern Roads." It has many photos of what Ludlow used to look like, as well as a platte map. You can even preview it on Google Books.

    It is a treasure trove for ghost towners.
    Yup, I have it. He has some of my photos in it. He got them from the same source that I did.
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    cool photos, I really like the old ones, would love to see more of your newer ones.

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