NIAGARA FALLS,NY (WKBW-TV) - Mike Hooper has been selling real estate in Niagara Falls, New York for more than four decades. Over the years he has also been collecting pictures of the city. His offices have become a museum of sorts with photos covering almost every wall.
The pictures, many of them black and white show buildings that where around decades ago but are now long gone. Mike says "it's probably the largest private collection of photos if Niagara Falls."
According to Mike, many of the photos have been donated by customers. For people that grew up in the Niagara Falls area, this collection provides a trip back in time. Mike says "unfortunately this is what we had in Niagara Falls-which has been torn down."
Mike's collection includes pictures of famous people that visited the area like Marilyn Monroe and John F. Kennedy.
Mike Hooper Real Estate is located at 742 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301