The Cities Service gas station,in the 300 block of Elm Street, is adjoined by Hayes Diner and the Greyhound Lines Bus Depot. In the background is the turret of the William Brown Building and part of the Nelson Hotel sign.
Looking east from the 300 block of West State Street. Visible are Angers Jewelry, Mutual Loans, D.J. Stewart's, J.C. Penney, the Rockford Store, Bolender's, and Osco Drug. A taxi and city bus are parked at the curbs.