Just before you reach the corner of E. 2nd St., look at the sidewalk for an old concrete section that has “Peoples Bank” inscribed in it. Then look across the street and picture a big shade tree with a table and chairs beneath it. During Prohibition, every Monday three bootleggers met at the bank, cashed checks, and exchanged large bills for small ones so they could divide their profits. Imagine them sitting under that tree saying, “One for you, one for you, and one for you.” The entire town knew what was going on during this weekly ritual.
As you continue along Schiller St., notice the number of windows in the buildings on the west side of the street and at the corner of E. 3rd and Schiller. The number of windows in a home signified the family's wealth; the more windows, the more well-to-do the family.