Monday, August 11, 2014

E. L. Moore's 1959 residence today

The text below the photo of E. L. Moore's balloon-blimp listed his address as Apt 4, 712 N Pine St., Charlotte 6, N. C. This being the 21th century I entered the address into Google Street Views, and that little 'A' in the photo apparently marks what is there today. 

The more I read and get familiar with the old issues of Model Trains, the more it seems like a paleo form of blogging and blog aggregation: street addresses of contributors and correspondents abound and stand-in for email addresses; the writing is friendly, informal, confident and unforced; there's lots of pictures of readers projects that they built themselves; ads of course; articles - or posts - on complete projects that readers can undertake themselves if they want. Of course it works on different time-scale than today's blogging, but that's just a limitation of the technology of the time. There's always something interesting, and I'm looking forward to future binge reading.


  1. I'm with you on that. Model Trains may not have represented the state-of-the-art, but it captured all the charm and warmth E. L. Moore was known for.

    1. Model Trains had a very different spin on things than one sees today in the mainstream press.