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Augusta, Ga. : Bay St., looking east, showing the Savannah River
Title: Augusta, Ga. : Bay St., looking east, showing the Savannah River
Augusta, Ga. : Bay Street, looking east, showing the Savannah River
Date: 1900-1914

Turn-of-the-twentieth century postcard image of men, women, and children leisurely strolling on Bay Street, along the Savannah River in Augusta, Georgia. During the early 1900s, Bay Street gained popularity as a commercial, recreational, and residential area for Augustans. Homes, city wharfs and entertainment hot spots like Bay Street Theatre lined Bay Street. However, recurring flooding in 1888, 1908 and 1912 forced the city to construct a levee between 1913 and 1919 along Bay Street. As a result, many of the homes and businesses that lined Bay Street were destroyed.

Original postcard scanned and described by the Digital Library of Georgia as a part of Georgia HomePLACE: an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service and GALILEO.

Subjects: Bay Street (Augusta, Ga.) | Streets--Georgia--Augusta | Savannah River (Ga. and S.C.)--Pictorial works | Savannah River (Ga. and S.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century | Picture postcards | Augusta (Ga.) | Richmond County (Ga.)
Contributors: Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System (Augusta, Ga.) | Digital Library of Georgia | Picturing Augusta Collection (Digital Library of Georgia)
Online publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia, 2005.
Original material: 1 postcard : col. ill.
Augusta, Ga. : Bay St., looking east, showing the Savannah River. [s.l.] : Raphael Tuck & Sons', [between 1900 and 1914]
Picturing Augusta: historic postcards from the collection of the Augusta-Richmond County Public Library System.
Rights: Cite as: [title of postcard], Augusta and Environs Picture Post Cards in Color, East Central Central Georgia Regional Library, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

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