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The drug store, I believe dates to around '32 and I believe it was in the vicinity of what use to be the Rita Theater. I remember my grandmother talking about a drug store on that side of the street.
The grocery on S. Market St. is what was Roberson's Grocery in the '50's.
I don't know who the "farm family" are, but it shows the Gauranty Bank in the background.
I think the "Washington Home during the depression" was located between Academy St. and Harvey St. on the south side. I may be wrong but that's my guess.
Maybe someone will know who the policeman is.............the building is easy recognizable.
Believe it or not I know for sure where the "off 5th St. in Washington during the depression" is. The black woman "Bertha" that raised me, lived on that street. The small house at the end next to the big house, which actually was a store. The truck in the picture is parked in front of what would become Bertha's home in the forties and fifties.
The street was on the north side of 5th, East of Ted Hall's father's garage(which use to be a black theater started by Billy Duke)by about a half a block.
Rex Wheatley, Jr.
Washington Police Dept. & Officer 1939
Grocery on South Market Street
A Washington Home During the Great Depression
Day's Fish Market South Market and Water Street
Farm Family on Market Street by Welch's Drug Store
Drug Store Interior
Off Fifth Street - Depression Era
Chocowinity City Hall - Depression Era
Market St & Main - Depression Era
World War II Plane - Local
Looking south on N Market near what was to be Stowes Cleaners
In front of Louise Hotel pre WWII
Main Street across from Suskin and Berry & Whites & BAnk of Washington in pre WWII
Turnage Theater posters-Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs
Farm Wagon on Country Road-south of Chocowinity
Store off 3rd Street with painted ads
© Diane Mason 2003