Saturday, June 2, 2012

Time and Again: Like a Phoenix Rising ...

From the Daily Leader, photo and scan courtesy of Bettie Hatcher Cox and Deenie Tallant

Per the above Daily Leader caption, below are pictures of that fire, which was allegedly set by an arsonist:

The above shots were taken by John H. Williams on the night of April 25, 1951, when the building was destroyed by fire.

The above four photos depict the Grand Opening of the Black & White Store on the ground floor of the
Masonic Temple, date unknown

Below are photos of the interior of Shainbergs and their employees dressed up for the Centennial celebration in
August 1959

Interior of Shainberg's, date circa 1959.  Photo by John H. Williams, part of the online collection at the Lincoln, Lawrence, Franklin Library.

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