St. Matthew’s Abbey, Laramie Wyoming

This colored postcard shows the corner of 3rd Street and Ivinson Avenue (crossing). Most prominent in this image is the St. Matthew’s Cathedral, originally consecrated as an abbey for the Episcopal Church. The building was completed in 1896.

Sanborn Souvenir Co., Boulder, Colo.

The description states:

Laramie is a bustling University City, the home of the University of Wyoming, located on the Lincoln Highway (U.S. 30). Situated on a vast prairie expanse surrounded by mountains, it has every Metropolitan advantage and yet the pleasures of the great outdoors are right at hand, fishing, hunting, skiing, and the seclusion of unspoiled mountain beauty spots.

–This image depicts US 30, which over time would be merged with US 287 and follow the 3rd Street corridor through the city. The cars shown in the image indicate this card dates from the 1940s.

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