Hattiesburg, A Pictorial History
By McCarty. AWESOME book with tons of pictures. This could be a primary source for HBurg history and pics. Published by University Press of Mississippi in 1982. ISBN 0-87805-169-4
List of Pictures
Here's a list of interesting pictures that'd be good to use.
- p 14 -- Temple Hardware @ corner of Main St. and Pine St.
- p 19 -- Watkins Machine & Foundry Company @ corner of Mobile St. and Second St.
- p 21 -- Ross Building @ corner of Front St. and Short St.
- p 22 -- Commercial Bank & Trust Co. @ Front St.
- p 23 -- The People's Bank @ 612 Mobile St.
- p 24 -- Hattiesburg Grocery Company @ Second St.
- p 24 -- Limbaugh & Price @ West 4th St. (another grocery store)
- p 25 -- Conner Shoe Store @ Main St. next to National Bank of Commerce
- p 27 -- Hotel Hattiesburg @ corner of Mobile St. and Pine St.
- p 29 -- Pic of Front St. looking south from Palace Resturaunt
- p 32 -- Inside Klondyke Hotel
- p 32 -- 4290 Main St. looking east
- p 33 -- Pine St. looking east from Main St.
- p 33 -- Main St. looking north
- p 34 -- Corner of Main St. and Front St.
- p 3? -- West side of Main St. between Front St. and Pine St.
- p 38 -- Looking north on Main St. from Buschman St.
- p 39 -- Hattiesburg Bottling Works on Main St.
- p 43 -- Railroad St. between Main St. and Seventh St.
- p 47 -- Baseball park where Willmut Gas is now (at least where it was in the early '80's)
- p 47 -- Ronnie's poll room @ West Pine
- p 48 -- Forrest county court house (built in 1908, remodeled in 1922)
- p 49 -- Pic of fire department (not sure if it means the people or the building behind them too) @ what is now the post office
- p 50 -- Pic of drug store @ corner of Front St. and Short St.
- p 51 -- Hattiesburg Hospital
- p 54 -- South Mississippi infirmary @ Walnut St.
- p 56 -- More pics of Hattiesburg Hospital @ end of Bay St..
- p 58 -- Trolly tracks on south Bay St.
- p 59 -- Pics of Bay St. and Main St. (residential)
- p 60 -- Carter Building, looking north on Main St. from Front St. intersection
- p 60 -- West Pine with pic of Trinity Episcopal Church (the castle!)
- p 61 -- Advertisement for land (only $10 an acre!)
- p 64 -- Construction of McInnis house @ corner of Pine St. and First St.
- p 67 -- "The Hub" sign
- p 80 -- south Main St.
- p 81 -- Hattiesburg High School's baseball team (from 1910's or something like that)
- p 82 -- Inside Kress store on Main St.
- p 82 -- Curry Brother's Grocery @ corner of West Pine and Hemphill
- p 85 -- Guards from Camp Shelby guarding Leaf River Railroad during WWI
- p 86 - 89 -- Pics from Camp Shelby
- p 90 -- Coca-Cola Bottling Co on Market St. in 1920's
- p 92 -- Hardy St. School
- p 93 -- Main St. looking north from Klondyke Hotel
- p 93 -- Hattiesburg High School's 1922 football team
- p 94 -- Inside of Komp's Manufacturing Co., 1924
- p 95 -- In front of Barron Motor Co., 1920's
- p 95 -- H.E. Bro. and Son Auto Accessory Store (interior shot)
- p 96 -- Something about Veneer Co. on Seventh (I can't read my writing :()
- p 96 -- Hulett Undertaking Co., corner of Eaton St. and Forrest St.
- p 97 -- Hercules
- p 98 -- Dedication of Hattiesburg Airport in 1930
- p 98 -- Main St., looking south, late 1920's (it's got a view of the Coca-Cola sign and a Citizen's Bank sign (might be the building, not just the sign; i'm not sure)
- p 99 -- Lakeview Park
- p 102 -- Saenger Theater (this pic has a giant tire sitting in front of the theater)
- p 102 -- Main St. looking south, 1930's
- p 103 -- Hattiesburg Bottling Co. on Second St., 1936 (interior shot)
- p 104 -- Interior of barber shop on Front St. in 1930's
- p 105 & 106 -- WPA pics
- p 107 -- YMCA building on Main St., built in 1915. It's now the Colmer Federal Building (at least it was in 1982).
- p 111 -- Destroying moonshine in '39
- p 114 & 115 -- Camp Shelby during WWII
- p 119 -- Women manufacturing ammo inside (I assume, it doesn't actually say) Komp Equipment
- p 120 & 121 -- German POWs
- p 135 -- United Oil Corporation gas station at corner of Market St. and Batson St. (has a 1 cent sign!)
- p 136 -- Downtown during Christmas (1947, 48)
- p 140 -- Arial shot of 1948 USM covered in snow
- p 143 -- USM students swinging near Forrest County Hall
- p 145 -- Girl's 1916 basketbal team and football team
- p 146 -- Inside College Hall auditorium with painted curtains
- p 150 -- Classroom inside College Hall
- p 151 -- Reception area inside Mississippi Hall
- p 153 -- WWI memorial, built in 1923 at Hardy St. entrance
- p 154 -- Sunken Garden, taken from Southern Hall looking east towards pres's home
- p 155 -- Lake Byron
- p 159 -- Construction at USM
- p 161 -- Science lab inside Science Hall (now Southern Hall) in 1920
- p 163 -- Construction of the Tech Building
- p 178 -- Inside California Sandwich Shop, which has been around since 1912 at corner of Front St. and Mobile St.
- p 178 -- Pine St., looking east, 1961 (you can see the J.C. Penney store)
- p 180 -- Shot of "the cloverleaf" being built (I think it's the Highway 49 and Broadway Dr. one)
- p 182 -- Forrest General Hospital under construction in 1951, and another after its 1977 addition
- p 183 -- Methodist Hospital on Bay St., then the new building on Highway 98 in 1980
- p 186 -- Intersection of Hardy St. and Highway 49 in the 1960's
- p 187 -- Pic with a bunch of people shaking hands, but it's in front of that gazebo on 28th Avenue in 1957!
The book also has about 3 essays written by different poeple that have lots of good stuff.
pg 7: First three churches: First Presbyterian Church (1883), Main Street Methodist (1884), and First Baptist Church (1884). Bay Street Presbyterian organized in 1906, Trinity Episcopal Church in 1900. 5th Avenue in 1907, Columbia St. Baptist in 1903. Hattiesburg Hospital was originally Gulf & Ship Island Hospital.
pg 71: Hercules Powder Co. was established in 1920.
In 1937 an econimic report prepared for President [FDR] indicated that the average gross income from farms across the South averaged only $186 a year.
Not sure of the year (prolly early 1940's) but at that time this is how much the average joe would spend per year: $49 for food, $31 for clothes, $12 for medical care, $1 for recreation, $1 for reading, $2 for education.
Merchants Cafe and K.C. Steakhouse on Main St. and Pickwick Cafe on Pine St. were popular. The first two banks were the First National and Citizens, both on Main St. (this is odd, because looking earlier in the book it appears that there is an older bank (can't remember the name)). Greyhound bus station [...] was located across from the Saenger Theatre (sic) in what is now the Turner Building. Movie theaters: Saenger Theater, Royal, Pick, Lomo, Ritz. Hattiesburg American was on Front St.. Forrest Hotel was the city's largest and finest accommodation.
pg 129: The Highway 39 bypass between 26th and 27th avenues was just completed [...] and was the western city limit except for the college.
First Baptist Church was at Buschman and Main St., Main Street Baptist Church rebuilt after a fire during WWII, 5th Avenue Baptist was on 5th Avenue, the Hattiesburg High School building became the Administration Building.
pg 130: Dossetts was one of the first supermarkets in HBurg after WWII, on Hardy St. Scovill was the first shopping center, on Hardy St.. There were only eighteen permanent buildings (five dating from 1912) on the campus [of USM] when the post World War II boom began. There's also some William Carrey College stuff on this page.
pg 131: By 1952 the county had opened Forrest General Hospital on south 28th Avenue. Thirty years later this hospital, located originally on the edge of a settled area, is in the middle of a growing part of the city.
Hillendale, off of South 28th Avenue, was the second residential section to develop. (?! -- Brad)
1956 - WDAM started
[...] but it was not until the mid-70's (I'm not sure how that actually appears, as "70's" or "seventies") that the ultimate was reached - an air conditioned shopping mall appealed to a wide track area, the Cloverleaf Mall at Broadway Drive and Highway 49.
The population (in 1982) was about 40,000 (so he says).