Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New Residence Coming

This lot at the corner of Ash and 7th streets has recently been purchased by someone who plans to build a new house on it.

New Retail Coming

Last year, the historic San Gabriel Motor Court was torn down to make room for a massive new apartment complex. The last part of the historic motel is now being surrounded by new retail shops at the entrance to the apartment complex.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pieces of history

I learned last week that this bench in front of the original Southwestern University library has stones from all four of Southwestern's "root" colleges - Rutersville College, Weslayan College, McKenzie College and Soule University. Stones from Weslayan College, Soule University and Rutersville College are clearly visible in the bottom photo.

The Friendly Will Missionary Baptist Church

This structure at the corner of Railroad and W. 14th streets housed the original Friendly Will Missionary Baptist Church. The structure is about to be torn down to make way for a new church building.