|Photo from the Hamot Hospital Association 49th Annual Report.|
The Hamot campus has grown by leaps and bounds, and so has lower State Street. The old Public Steamboat Landing, which is visible in the middle left of this picture, is now the Bicentennial Tower at Dobbins Landing. The trolley tracks in the middle of State Street are long gone. The Peninsula is visible on the horizon.
Here's a 1910 photo of Lower State Street.
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