Pictures of Eldorado taken in 1971 by Charles Hammond. Information on each picture comes mainly from memory and may not be accurate, if you spot any errors please let us know. Some of the historical background was found in the book, The History Of Eldorado by Averil Miller-Mathis.
This Shell gas station was on the corner of State & Locust Sts where the ROC station is now.
A varity store on State Street
This drug store located on 4th Street was owned at one time by Fred Choisser and Raymond "Cricket" Carter. Dick Jordan bought it in 1968.
Taken standing in front of what is currently the Eldorado City Hall across from the Post Office
Located at 913 Third St. currently Rann Welding Supply
Back side of the cafe that faced 4th St. near First State Bank.
On 4th Street now part of Sutton's Plumbing. This theater was built on the site the Casino Theater which was built in the early 1900's and burnt in 1915 and twice in 1927. The name was change to the Orpheum when it was rebuilt again.
Taken from the middle of the street
On Jackson street this landmark is depicted on one of the downtown murals
This Texaco station was located on 4th St where the Bank of Marion is now. Operated by Raymond and Wendell Turner who retired in 1973.
Another view of the Texaco station on 4th Street
A close-up of the Texaco Station
This view is of the alley by Western Auto currently Eldorado Antique Gallery
Located on Locust Street in what is now the Methodist Church parking lot
Another shot of the Golf Course on Raleigh Rd
An interior shot at the golf course
Taken across from the Flatiron Building
Located in the 1300 block of Locust St. owned by Leroy Welborn
This theater was located in the 1200 block of Locust Street. It opened Saturday, May 30, 1936.
If you know where this house was located, please let us know.
Located on the corner of Locust & Vetrans Drive. The Water company has moved to 4th St. and most reciently the lumber yard was J.R. Country.
Includes Reaban's drive in that is currently H&R Block.
This building currently houses the H&R Block
Looking north down the alley behind the P. O.
This service station was located where the Eldorado Police station is now
Located at the east end of North Railroad St. Formerly the Hanagan Hotel then the Murray Hotel. In the 1950's it was converted into a shelter care home. In 1973 a new building was built on U.S. 45 and became Fountain View Nursing Home.
Located on 1st Street across from the Eldorado Middle School
Located on the corner of 1st & Fisk Streets
This small grocery store better known as Carnahan's was located on Smith St.
This Janitorial Supply company was located on Benton St. and has since moved to 1100 Grant St.
Located at State St and Old Broughton Rd.
Near the Washington School
Near Washington School
At the Washington School (grades 1-8) located on 1st St. where the Eldorado Middle School is now.
Do you recognize any of these children
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Later known as the Douglas St. Market
An interior shot of Miller's later known as Douglas St. Market
Located on 4th St.
Sidewalk Sale Days at the Ben Franklin store located on 4th St.
Inside the Ben Franklin
The sports and toy section at Ben Franklin.
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Side Walk Sale Days
Located on Locust Street
Looking south on 4th St.
On the corner of State and Locust. Do you know who these people are? Please let us know.
Looking east from Rodgers Funeral Home. Now Watson Funeral Home.
Outside of the church
Located on State St. where the car wash is now.
Located on 4th St.
On U. S. 45. Dollar General is now in this building.
On U. S. 45
On Route 34