Big Read event: See the film Zora's Roots: the Life of Zora Neale Hurston.

 Central Library Documentary Film Series will show the film Zora's Roots: the Life of Zora Neale Hurston. - 7:00 pm

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Makin' the copies!!!
Mr. McNair- Very fine piece, the nature of change. I wish you'd provide a link or photos if you have them to the unexpected bulldozer story, the bulldozer that knocked down the building in the background of the CHO Office machines photo, without a demo permit. Ask Hawes, he remembers everything!

If you want to see the whole set, and some additional ones I took around the downtown mall a year later, you can find them here:

http://www.backglass.org/duncan/cville/

(Forgive the sluggish response of my poor little overtaxed web server...)

Duncan

What amazes me is how many details I recalled when my memory was jogged by this photo essay. Thanks for sharing a wonderful reminder of our collective past.

Photographs of Main Street taken by John Shepherd ca. 1976 (from the ACHS website)

http://albemarlehistory.org/shepherd.htm

Very well done. It brings back many youthful memories such as Saturday stroll from Sears to Ben Franklin.

In the set titled "Time's Sentry", only the right-hand side of the old gas station was lost. A second story was later added.

With more changes planned for West Main, now is the time to take another series of photos.