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Amarillo: 1943

Amarillo: 1943

General view of Amarillo, Texas, taken by Jack Delano on his trip via the Santa Fe rails from Chicago to California in March 1943. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency, Office of War Information. View full size | View even larger. The street running left to right is SW 11th Avenue, crossing South Tyler Street. The building with the red tile roof is First Presbyterian Church at 1100 South Harrison. Another 1943 view of the neighborhood and South Tyler street is here.


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Drew, I am a native of Amarillo. I was baptised in the church and was the first Bell Ringer group. I still go to Christmas Eve Services and take Mom. She is 93. We had the Pinkney Packing Co. business on E. Third. We lived on the west side on Broadmoor. Mom still lives there. We know much about the history of the Panhandle and Amarillo. I live on a ranch in N. Texas that was owned by one of Amarillo's founders. He brought barb wire to the Panhandle and was one of several who chose the site.
Arthur Miller

This is pretty amazing

I used to live right behind the large building directly to the south of First Presbyterian. A lot has changed, but the most amazing thing to me is that stretch of field to the west. WOW! Based on the 3 pictures posted so far I made a rough guess at the size of Amarillo in '43 and put it together in My Maps on Google. Anyone who knows their history of the area, let me know how close I am: Amarillo 1943

First Presbyterian Church

If you want to see what the neighborhood looks like today go to Google Maps and search for First Presbyterian Church, Amarillo, TX. The church is still there but not much else.

Larger size!

Ohh.. Thanks for the larger size. It's my new wallpaper. :)

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