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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

April 17th Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day

Downtown Clemson In The 1920’s

(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos were taken of downtown Clemson in the 1920’s.

These may be the oldest pictures I have of Clemson, and I apologize for the lack of quality of these old photos.

The first picture is on College Avenue facing Tillman Hall. You can see Sloan’s Store in the picture directly “below” the Tillman Hall tower. This is where the Subway now sits.

Notice the dirt road and the mailbox sitting on the side of the road.

The next picture appears to have been taken the same day with the photographer walking across the street and taking the picture facing the opposite way. This view is facing down College Avenue away from Tillman Hall.

Notice the ruts in the side of the road that forced the merchants to create planks to their place of business. In fact, I’m not sure if the building on the far right in this picture is a place of business at all. The building appears like it may be a place of residence.

Today, this is where Mr. Knickerbockers is located.

(Note: If you have old pictures dating before 1990 that are Clemson related and you would like to share them, send them to me in an email with as much information about the picture as you can give and I will use it for a future “Clemson Historic Picture Of The Day”).

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