The above photo was probably taken by an amateur photographer.  It is looking southeast on Monroe St. toward the railroad tracks from a location near the old bank.  It dates before 1903 and may be from the mid 1890's.  The picture was donated to the Van Buren County Historical Society.  In the early 1980's someone came to the Bangor Town Hall attempting to sell a quantity of old pictures of Bangor.  Unfortunately there were no takers.  Different sources say the seller may have been from either Allegan, Grand Rapids, or Kalamazoo.  No name was taken and this person has long since disappeared.  We would like to hear from this individual or anyone who may remember the details of this incident.