A later photo shows the platform entrance from the foot of Gray Street.  Or is it the head?  Across the pedestrian bridge is Seventh Avenue, and by now the McEvoy has been built.


We're at the corner of Bathgate Place, looking down Seventh Avenue.  At the left is the Vanderhoof warehouse, and in front of it, partly obscured by that old Plymouth, is the White Circle hamburger joint!  And between the streetlamp and the traffic light you can just see the profile of the Roseville switching tower.


The old Roseville switching tower, after it had been closed down but before it had been burned down.  When we were kids, our dad would bring us here to visit a friend of his who worked in the tower, and occasionally we would watch him work the levers as a train moved through the station.  Then, of course, we'd stop at the White Circle!


One of my earliest architectural recollections is the big iron bulwarks that flanked the streets bridging the Roseville cut.  Here's one at the corner of Orange and Second streets.  Around this time, we lived at 180 N. Second, in this photo the third house in, so this is one I would have climbed, hid behind and toppled from occasionally.


As we know, in the 1970s the Roseville Station was torn down, it being calculated that the neighborhood was now the kind that nobody would want to get off in.  Let's hope that it won't be long before Roseville gets back its train service, and a station to go along with it. 

Onward to Part 5