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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
The water tower sits atop the former J. B. White's Department Store, founded in 1874. It was one of the first department stores in the country and for many years the leading department store in Augusta. Located on Augusta's Broad Street, the last downtown store, which opened in 1925, was closed in 1978 when it was replaced with a new store at the mall. The store remained empty for nearly 30 years until a project to redevelop the building into condominiums, retail and office space was begun. Unfortunately, the project is only partially completed.
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Last week, I traveled to Athens, GA, located two hours west of Augusta to visit the State Botanical Gardens. The Garden is a 313-acre preserve set aside by the University of Georgia over forty years ago as a living laboratory for education, research, recreation. Periodically, I will share Garden photos like this one...
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
In 1908 the City of Augusta Forces built a levee (dirt and rocks) to protect the City from flooding, (by hand with mules for six years) but in 1929 the most significant flooding occurred which came over the existing levee structure and severely flooded downtown once again. In 1936, a Flood Control Act was passed and the Corps of Engineers rebuilt the levee, by mandate, to the height that it is now.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
At last night's concert, Hotlanta Dixieland Jazz band performed an array of songs from Fats Waller, Hoagy Carmichael, Louis Armstrong and other dixieland greats. Audience choice made up the majority of the program, making this an true audience participation event. Another great evening under the stars!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
The house was constructed in 1830 and over the years, few changes were made to its exterior. Scott B. Appleby bought it in 1928 where it remained in the family until it was donated in 1954 to the Augusta City Council for use as a library. Dedication ceremonies took place in the gardens in 1955.
Appleby Library is a significant member of the Summerville Historic District as a neighborhood library offering many services including its summer outdoor concert series, “Evenings at the Appleby.”
Here, patrons are enjoying last Tuesday's program of classical music played by Jason Maynard & Friends in the Appleby Garden.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
The Augusta Salvation Army Kroc Center construction project displaced several dilapidated homes. The homes shown here were moved and de-construction before being re-constructed as part of the overall Kroc Center project. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.
The Kroc Center grand opening happens in 67 days.