Thursday, July 3, 2008

Everett Street, Then and Now

The upper photograph was taken in 1938 for the Tennessee Valley Authority, and identified simply as "Fryemont Office Building."

The lower photograph was taken this week, seventy years after the first shot, and shows the current appearance of Everett Street, Bryson City, NC.

The columned building on the left is the old Citizens Bank Building, constructed ca. 1900. According to a sign in the window, it will house the Storytelling Center for Southern Appalachians (opening this fall).

You have to wonder how the stories to be told there will measure up to the stories that were told in the Pool Room and the Shoe Shop of long ago.

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