Etowah County (AL) (Images of America)
Bob Scarboro, Mike Goodson
Drawing from, between different resources, the gathering of famed photographer Adolph Lebourg, a French immigrant who traveled to Alabama with a circus, Scarboro and Goodson mix magnificent pictures with insightful textual content to supply a special examine the county's background. particularly obtrusive in Lebourg's pictures is a keenness for bikes, delivering an exceptional focal point for lots of of the book's photographs. Etowah County comprises such sights because the Kyle domestic, which as soon as stood at the current web site of the Etowah County Courthouse, the house of Alabama strength corporation founder W.P. Lay, and
several of the county's early motion picture theaters. Many neighborhood companies and industries are highlighted within the early years in their life. additionally incorporated are glimpses of such neighborhood occasions as parades, sports, and the attractive Nocallula Falls. no matter if one is an established resident accustomed to all of the region has to provide, or a newcomer wanting to research extra of the county's background, Etowah County is a superb examine days passed by.
the house of the Etowah County division of Human assets. Gadsden’s attractive amphitheater used to be equipped on South First road in the course of the days while the USA used to be feeling the grip of the melancholy. This notable constitution was once outfitted of local crimson sandstone that used to be quarried on Lookout Mountain close to Gadsden. It used to be built utilizing exertions from govt courses designed to place americans again to paintings. located on Legion Hill overlooking the Coosa River, the Mort Glosser Amphitheatre continues to be in.
advice of the medical professionals, nurses, and electorate of Gadsden. this day this ultramodern clinic facility is named Riverview nearby clinical middle and is without doubt one of the best amenities in northeast Alabama. Pictured this is one of many early gasoline stations situated in Gadsden. This average Oil corporation provider Station was once situated on the nook of 11th highway and Forrest road. With the arrival of the auto, or “tin lizzie,” enhanced roads and fuel stations have been wanted all through Etowah.
is among the many attractive Gadsden church buildings. the 1st sanctuary used to be accomplished on July nine, 1881, on a domain donated through Col. R. B. Kyle at 6th and Chestnut Streets. extraordinary founders of this church have been Maj. G. D. Rand, John Plunkett, James Fitzgerald, and Pat Walsh. this can be Gadsden’s large road having a look east through the early Fifties. Many neighborhood shops are proven the following within the four hundred block, together with Ike Saks and Hicks Shoe shop at the south aspect of the road and Harris Men’s store and Hoffman’s.
well known ice cream treats. Soft-serve vanilla and chocolate cones and hand-dipped ice cream in an enormous number of flavors have been provided. Jack’s Kwikee was once situated on East Meighan street throughout from Gadsden’s Goodyear Tire and Rubber corporation. This construction might later be the house of a Wachovia financial institution. at the present time the valuables is vacant. Gadsden’s landscape eating place was once situated within the 2 hundred block of West Meighan street. This eating place was once a neighborhood favourite for dependent eating within the downtown Gadsden.
Alabama urban, supplied many stuff for his or her staff’ relaxation time, comparable to a wide lake on the rear of the large fabric plant. It used to be perfect for fishing and swimming, and there has been additionally a bathhouse on the lake, which confronted Lakefront road. while the mill used to be torn down, this lake used to be tired and stuffed in. one among Alabama City’s early fuel stations was once the Gulf provider station, positioned on Elliott road throughout from Elliott Grammar university, either one of which have been named in honor of Capt. James M.