Reflections by Sammy Way: Sumter as seen from the sky in 1942

By SAMMY WAY
Posted 4/28/19

This 1942 aerial photo shows parts of Sumter which include the former Atlantic Coast Line passenger station (1) which was torn down in 1972. The photo also shows the complete C. T. Mason Telephone facility (2) (Currently the James E. Clyburn …

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Reflections by Sammy Way: Sumter as seen from the sky in 1942

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This 1942 aerial photo shows parts of Sumter which include the former Atlantic Coast Line passenger station (1) which was torn down in 1972. The photo also shows the complete C. T. Mason Telephone facility (2) (Currently the James E. Clyburn Intermodal Transportation Center). South Harvin Street (3) is home to the Imperial (Fladger) Hotel, listed as number (4). Number (5) marks the former Claremont Hotel, which burned in 1965, and (6) notes Bartlette Street. The location of what was once the Sumter Power Station is designated by (7); (8) marks the former smoke stack which was torn down in October of 1962. The Sumter Ice Plant (9) burned down in July of 1907. The John Bossard Britton Bridge (10) crosses Sumter's extensive rail system.