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Photo furnished by Ardine Armistead Buchanan
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Girl Scout Hut located at the corner of 3rd Ave & N. 4th St.

In 2012 the Girl Scouts are celebrating 100 years of 'Girl Scouting'

I am not sure how old the building is, but the memory of a former Opelikian below, says it was there in 1937...

Jane, what memories this picture brings to me.  When I was about five around 1937, I was throwing rocks at bees and cracked the last window on the right in this picture.  I never told anyone, but I always felt guilty whenever I saw that crack - which remained for years!  I lived just a block and a half down 3rd avenue from the hut. - Jim DeLoach - Stockton, California

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The following two images are from the Rosemere Cemetery Lantern Tour.  I have printed the text from the second image here as it is difficult to read.
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        ROSEMERE CEMETERY
 
Welcome to Rosemere Lantern Tour.  Rosemere is not the oldest cemetery in these parts, but is very unique.  The cemetery is divided into four parts, tonight you will be traveling through the oldest part of Rosemere.  Dr. Abijah Benjamin Bennet, who was one of the first pioneers to settle Opelika, donated the land on which the cemetery sits.  Altogether there are over 6,000 graves in the cemetery, some are known and some are not.  The name Rosemere came about when the Opelika Garden Club began to clean up the cemetery in the nineteen-teens.  Part of the project included planting rose bushes along the edges of the cemetery and thus the name Rosemere came about.  As you walk through the cemetery, you might notice extra little iron markers by some of the graves.  These markers mark Confederate soldiers, and a few even mark Opelika men that served in the Revolutionary War.  Enjoy as you lear the History of Opelika through her founding fathers.

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Auburn Street & Martin Luther King Boulevard
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Opelika, Alabama - October 2004.

Note: Martin Luther King Boulevard was formerly East Street. 

Aerial image of Opelika, Alabama
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2nd Ave between 8th & 9th Streets - c. 1985

It is Second Avenue between 9th Street on the left of the picture and 8th Street on right of picture.  Trinity United Methodist Church on bottom right is sitting on the north side of Second Avenue and located on the corner of Second Avenue and 8th Street (800 2nd Avenue).  This picture was taken before this church incorporated the lots of Frederick house and one next door into their parking lots, etc.  So, taken before Frederick house was moved for sure.  Also, that is the First Presbyterian Church located at 900 Second Ave -- corner of 9th Street and Second Avenue.   Submitted by Wayne Ware (Class of 1961).

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Andy's Cottages - c. 1950

Andy's Cottages located on 2nd Avenue next to Andy's Café, across the 2nd Avenue bridge.  The bridge is on the right.  The Cottages and Café were owned by Mr. & Mrs. Grady Moreman, Sr.  At one time there was a barber shop and BBQ/dance hall at the location of the café. This picture was made about 1950.

Currently this location is used for the Bence- Hartley, Buick, Pontiac, GMC, Inc. used car lot.

Golden Cherry Motel - Opelika, Alabama
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2nd Avenue between N. 10th and 11th Streets

Adams Junk Yard - Late 40's or Early 50's
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7th Street and Columbus Highway - Furnished by Henry Stern

How many of you remember this old Junk Yard?  I remember my Father taking me there in the late 40's looking for parts for our old beat up cars.  -Jess Akins   CONTACT WEBMASTER with your comments.

Original name was "Old Glory Diner"
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Later became the "Pines Motel & Diner" Columbus Highway

above images from the Henry J. Stern Collection
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