Views of Picher's Main Street
Photos courtesy of Pat Waddle
Here is a postcard view of Main St. looking north from 4th street. This is the area on Main where a few empty buildings still stand. Picher was said to have a population of about 20,000 at the time that this picture was taken and you can see that it was a busy place. See the area as it looks today in the section on End of Mining.
An enlarged view of part of the above picture shows the west side of Main street. The Negim Cash Store later belonged to J. C. Penney's according to one source. Several rooming houses, a drug store, and dentist's office are seen here. The stores with awnings may be those that later housed Troy's Swap shop.
The east side of Main north of 4th street shows a cafe, millinery store, and others. This is now all gone and only a field is left.