Empty lot on the way to school, also below grade. Fifty years ago when this area was only sparsely developed and all homes were below grade, this sort of precipitation-based flooding (as opposed to a dike breach) was much more extensive. There were (and still are) road-side ditches, but they can be overwhelmed by such deluges, especially during high tide.
This is now the location of the Blundell-Garden City plaza, for those who know Richmond. Again, 1954 (pictures from Richmond City archives).
As promised to Cicero Sings in the comments from the previous post, a snowman update.
(He was here for a good time, not a long time.)