Sunday, April 02, 2006

My Town

This is a picture of my town, Marietta, Ga. Judging by things that are in the picture but are no longer around I would say the picture was taken about before 1965. In the near middle of the picture is a park. Across the street, above the picture is the old Cobb County Courthouse. Near the top right corner is Waterman Street School that I attended and so my father and his brothers.

And almost across the street from Waterman Street School is the house my father was born in (previous entries), and the house I was born is sligthly out of the picture.

Every street you can see I have some memories of, some fond and some not-so-fund.

Its my town.

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Blogger kenju said...

An interesting photo, Eddie. I am going to see if I can find something similar for my home town.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Steve said...

It gives you a true historical perspective to think of how much things can change in a relatively short amount of time. For example, if things can change that much in 20 years, how different might they have been 100 years ago, chanign many times over. This is why if you visit a Civil war battlefield, you can't get the true image.

My old hometown has completely changed since I graduated high school from there....

3:07 PM  
Blogger ET said...

I have been looking at some pictues taken when I was about 3 years. Looking at the background buildings and trees, this is whole different planet.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Old pictures of places are interesting. A long time ago I was working as a web designer in my old home town and we were putting together a website for the town itself.
One of the things we did was digging out old photos of well known streets and places in town, and take new fresh photos of what it looked like as we built the site.
It was fascinating and I got to see photos that never gone public before and that was taken almost a century earlier. You had long skirts and big hats, horses on the streets and a lot of things were different.
Very interesting :)

1:11 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

My hometown, Wilmette, IL, has fallen prey to the McMansion craze, which breaks my heart because there were very few smaller, affordable houses like my parents bought in the first place. Now it is almost impossible for a family making under $100,000 a year to buy anything. The American Dream dies hard.

At any rate, most of the older section of the town has stayed fairly consistent over time. In "The Devil and the White City," which I thought was a fabulous book about modernity in American cities, the evil guy bought a house in Wilmette for one of his wives. The street it was on no longer exists (maybe since the 1940s or 50s), so I guess you can't stop progress.

9:20 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Us middle income Americans and our medium houses are being being immenent dormained and bulldozed off the Earth - that's progress!

5:27 PM  

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