In this scene from the early 1940s are department foremen of the old R.D. Cole Manufacturing Company, which was replaced by Brown Steel Company on East Broad Street.
The original doors to the Cole Shop are seen, along with the reflection of a round turret with stained glass of the depot from across the street.
The right side reflection shows a now-gone water tank. Reflected in the glass door is more of the roof of the depot with small window, complete with stained glass.
Seen on the front door is a war bond poster stating, “‘Till We Meet Again” with a soliding holding his hand up.
Shown in the photo are, from left, front, M.E. Spraggins, Harvey Strozier, John Kite, Walter Mealor; second row, Paul Wortham, Grady Wheeler, Floyd Hudson, Henry Hutchens, Emmett Estep, Fred Scisson, Clanton “Bull” Reese; third row, Henry Lewis, Herman Tolbertt, E.C. Beers, E.W. Brown (later owner of the Brown Steel Company), A.S. Kemp, Hugh McCarley, and L.E. Morris.
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