Hats off to Brian Schmidt from the Facebook group "You know you grew up in Faribault when..." for having the idea to feature then and now photos from over the years are various locations in Faribault. I thought I would do the same but focusing strictly on Central Ave in Faribault and looking in places for photos that people can easily find, and explore back in time, just a few years. For a complete back-in-time experience, may I recommend the Rice County Historical Museum? I just got to Central and 3rd today, we will finish Central Ave later this week.

As you'll see there have been changes, some that ended up being really breathtaking like Heartman Insurance changing up their facade, and others like losing Eastman Music were tough.

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