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Tuesday, November 29, 2011
When the Miller Theater opened in 1940 at 708 Broad Street in Augusta, it was considered one of the finest theaters in the South. The Theater closed in the mid 1980s when multiplex theaters became the norm. Perhaps Symphony Orchestra Augusta will be able to raise enough money during this difficult economic environment to bring the Miller back to life and make the Theater its new home. Time will tell...
Sunday, November 27, 2011
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Monday, November 21, 2011
A life size statue of James Brown stands in the middle of Broad Street at the north end of the Augusta Common between 8th and 9th streets.
Today we are reminded of the annual turkey giveaway, begun more than two decades ago by James Brown. Many families in need will receive a turkey for their Thanksgiving dinner from the James Brown Family Children Foundation. Hopefully, none will be turned away.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Samuel Butler Wallace, Jr. (1878-1938). a graduate of Howard University and pastor of Augusta's Trinity CME Church, envisioned a library where black children, denied access to local public libraries, could study, read for pleasure and conduct research. He led a letter writing campaign that resulted in the white community donating the old firehouse on Gwinnett Street now known as Laney-Walker Boulevard. The black community responded by donating books and the Community Library was opened in the fall of 1937. After the death of Rev. Wallace, his wife, Etta V. Wallace continued his work, serving as Library Director until 1953.
A Buffalo Soldier, Wallace served in the Spanish American War as a member of the legendary 10th Calvary, he fought at San Juan Hill in 1898. He posthumously received a commendation from President Lyndon B. Johnson for his service in the Spanish American War.
The current library building was named the Wallace Branch Library and dedicated in April 1958.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Yesterday, I posted an exterior view of Augusta's oldest church. This was shot hand-held in a very dark church. Next time, I'll try to have a tripod with me to do this space justice. Thanks for the suggestion Leif Hagen.
(I'm still in Paris with just my laptop. So until I return, I'll only have photographs from this blog available to post).
Sunday, November 13, 2011
This is a re-post.
Saint Paul's Episcopal Church was established in 1750 by the Church of England at the site of Fort Augusta. The Church, located on the corner of 6th and Reynolds Street, is the oldest church congregation in Augusta. The original building was of Gothic architecture, but burned down during the Revolutionary War. The second church burned down during the Great Augusta Fire of 1916. The current church building of colonial architecture was designed by Henry Wendell and was completed in 1919.
Posted by Eleanor at 10:21 AM
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
I'm in Paris!
On November 11th, the dead of two world wars are remembered. This morning, the French President and others laid wreaths and made speeches at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under the Arc de Triomphe. This photo was taken on the Champs Elysées after the ceremony. Notice the American flag in the background.
Posted by Eleanor at 4:58 PM
Sunday, November 6, 2011
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011
This photo was taken at Summerville Cemetary where family plots are separated by iron fences like this one. I hope you'll take a look at more CDP Theme Day photos. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants. Thanks for visiting and please feel free to leave a comment.
I was reminded by fellow blogger Eric Tenin that November 1st - All Saints Day is the day in France (and elsewhere) when the living visit the dead in cemetaries. This post is more appropriate than I imagined.