Meridian Street above 38th or so may be where most of the sprawling vintage estates are today, but 100 years ago, they still lined the southern part of North Meridian Street. Here are just a couple of examples from the 1100 block of Meridian in 1897.

First, the home of Orange S. Runnels, surgeon at Runnels Surgical Hospital built at what today would be 1100 N. Meridian (previously 600 N. Meridian).


The second, the home of John H. Holliday (yes, same family as Holliday Park) stood across the street at 1121 N. Meridian (originally labeled 601 N. Meridian).


What do you think it would have been like in the heyday of these homes?