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Picturing the Past 109: Before the DixiePosted Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at 4:08 PM
Homes which stood at the intersection of Madison, North Main and Elm streets in 1946 before Dixie Service Station occupied the site. (Submitted photo)
I always thought that building had been around for years more than it actually was. Thanks to Dick Hulan for sending this photo of the homes which had occupied that location up until 1946 or so.
Were these houses facing Madison Street or North Main?
I wonder if the old car at bottom left belonged to the brick mason at right. Anyone recognize him? And what were they building?
Does it look like the rear part of the home was already being torn down?
One more thing I noticed is the boxy-looking thing at the bottom of the utility pole in the center of the photo. Any idea what it was?
Unlabeled photos: The Times-Gazette has been serving as a collection point for photos blown from storm-ravaged northern Alabama into Bedford County.
I've scanned nearly 20 photos and posted them to a Facebook site for recovered photos and documents. Most of those photos have no identification written on them. Surprisingly, at least to me, few of the photos we're finding appear very old. Most appear to be from the 1970s or later. Several have been identified as from the tornado which hit Smithville, Miss. and Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, ALla.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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