Central Plaza, at Central and Main in Middletown in 1959. JOURNAL-NEWS PHOTO ARCHIVES

From the Archives: Check out historic views of Middletown’s Central Plaza and other city streets

Black-and-white photos can transport us back in time to different views of the same city.

For this week, we dug into the archives to pull out 1950s-era images of Middletown’s Central Plaza and other views of city streets.

Images show the various shops, businesses and communities that one could experience in the late 1950s. Click on the card below to view the full 15-photo gallery.

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