Today's Picture of the Day takes a look at the Dream Street area on US 42 near I-75. Dream Street is a popular stop for interstate travelers, due to the numerous fast food restaurants that line the street. The Dream Street area has grown over the years and is now just across US 42 from the entrance to the Champion Window Field area.
For those who grew up in Florence, Dream Street holds a special place in their hearts. Many Florence and Boone County teenagers over the years have used Dream Street as a place to cruise on weekend nights. In its cruising heyday, the street was a key social gathering spot for Florence young people and the place to be seen on Friday and Saturday nights. There is even a Facebook group devoted to those who used to cruise Dream Street in their youth.
This image shows the Dream Street area as it was in 1974 in its early years. (photo credit: Kenton County Library, click to enlarge image) You can see McDonald's and Bob Evans restaurants in this image, both of which are still there today. As you can see from this image, the area has grown and changed substantially over the years. Dream Street will always be a key piece to the Florence community and a place that holds many special memories for the people who spent their formative years socializing there.