By Mike Goodson, Bob Scarboro
Etowah County quantity II strains the background of daily electorate during this Alabama community.
Largely derived from the collections of neighborhood photographers Bob Scarboro and Hugh corridor, the pictures during this quantity depict the county's championship activities groups, the drive-in theaters and eating places of the post-World conflict II period, and the mansions that after covered Forrest Avenue.
Also incorporated are infrequent and seldom-seen photographs—the outdated dummy engine of the streetcar line that ran from Gadsden to Attalla, and the wood dance pavilion positioned underneath Noccalula Falls on the flip of the century.
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Provide corporation was once outfitted at the nook of wide and Fourth Streets at the website of Etowah County’s early courthouse. The courthouse was once moved within the Nineteen Forties, and the outdated development was once demolished. This construction is almost immediately the location of Railroad furnishings. Larry’s information and past-time store was once situated at the northeast nook of large and Fourth Streets in the course of the early Nineteen Seventies. This newsstand carried the most recent in magazines, newspapers, and a whole line of pastime provides. usual of the preferred newsstands of the Nineteen Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, this company closed within the mid-1970s and the construction used to be torn down. Fletcher and Holcombe Grocery was once positioned at the three hundred block of vast highway within the early 1900s. between these pictured during this picture contain Claude Small at left and Cliff Little at correct status within the doorway. proven in an early Nineteen Thirties photo is the L&B sweet corporation, a favourite sweet wholesaler within the Gadsden quarter. It was once situated at the south part of wide highway among moment and 3rd Streets. Duncan’s Dry items is proven during this photo from the early 1900s. Duncan’s was once a really renowned clothes shop within the downtown Gadsden sector. round the corner, the Etowah Brokerage corporation advertises “money to mortgage. ” those companies have been situated around the highway from go Drug corporation throughout the early a part of the 20 th century. The Gadsden corporation all started operation during this situation on the nook of moment and large Streets on October 1, 1947, after this company was once moved from 408 extensive road. the corporate closed within the mid-1980s. The Woodliffs, a favourite relations in Gadsden, owned this delicatessen besides a number of different companies. proven during this early 1900 photo, Woodliffs’ Delicatessen additionally provided “fancy desk provides. ” It used to be positioned on extensive road among Fourth and 5th Streets. a bunch of fellows are proven passing in entrance of the Paden-Ewing ironmongery shop in downtown Gadsden. shops comparable to this one have been highly regarded during the Etowah County quarter. someone may possibly purchase whatever from construction fabrics, home items, knives, weapons, or even caskets at those early shops. Paden-Ewing was once positioned on Fourth road close to the outdated Etowah County Courthouse. Michael’s Jewelers was once a in the neighborhood owned and operated credits jewellery shop. Ruby Kay Pevsner opened her first shop on wide highway in 1953, and went directly to open numerous different shops over the years. Many Gadsden citizens had cost debts at those shops, which closed in 1999 following the dying of Ms. Pevsner. one among Gadsden’s first skyscrapers, the Stock’s development was once situated at the nook of 5th and Chestnut Streets. This five-story development housed a number of clinical places of work and Whorton’s Drug shop, which lead humans to name it the “medical construction. ” notice the early motor vehicle and the pony and buggy parked outdoors. Pictured this is the unique place of Baker’s Sundries at the nook of 6th and wide Streets. Wallace Baker, the gentleman at the left, opened this enterprise in 1946 and has operated it for over 50 years, longer than the other enterprise on huge road.