Grand Avenue underpass as it appeared when it was first constructed. The certificate of completion for the underpass was dated August 9, 1938. This photograph is taken from newsprint. The underpass was needed to eliminate the busy railroad crossing that had slowed automobile traffic in the area. For a discussion of the Grand Avenue underpass construction, see p. 23 of "Ames in Word and Picture; Further Tales and Personal Memories," by Farwell T. Brown, 1999.