Thursday, April 21, 2011

Old Street Markers

This is a photo of a bygone street marking system in downtown Baldwyn. I guess I never really noticed it back in my youth, but these had been there a very long time. This particular spot is in front of the old Farmers and Merchants bank, now the Baldwyn News building. The location is also in the lower right hand corner of the blog header photo.

Main street has been renovated to modern standards, including handicapped ramps at corners, unlike the rough piled-up concrete in the above photo. These sidewalks were laid in the 1930's, I believe.

Ah, progress...

Friday, April 8, 2011

More BHS tornado damage 1942

The upper photo of the devastation appears to be of the North part of the school, the auditorium, as we knew it. The men standing are in the entrance near the office.

Lawrence Blassingame is sitting on a chunk of brick in the lower photo.


Thanks to Gloria and Milton Copeland for the photos.