Cooper Pants, Area 6

The film clip listed below depicts debris and wreckage from the tornado along West Broad Street. West Broad Street was one of the hardest hit in the areas in the city by the 1936 tornado. Some businesses along West Broad Street such as Bob Christopher Garage, Smith Brothers' lunch counter, and H.A. Terrell & Sons wholesale grocery all sustained significant damage from the tornado but were able to reopen for business in the days following the tornado.

Film footage

Clip surveying the damage to the Cooper Pants Factory and panning to the Smith Brothers lunch counter, Gainesville, Georgia, 1936 April 6
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Photographs and postcards

Cooper Company building demolished [Piles of pants are visible as onlookers watch the Cooper Pants Factory be demolished], Hall County, Georgia Historical Photograph Collection (Hall County Library System)
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Gainesville Ga after tornado Apr 6-1936 [Men carry a corpse on a stretcher while walking down a pile of debris], Vanishing Georgia (Georgia Archives)
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Gainesville Ga after tornado Apr 6-1936 [Onlookers inspect the damage to the Cooper Pants Factory and the pants strewn over the rubble], Vanishing Georgia (Georgia Archives)
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Photograph of citizens viewing the damage and destruction caused by a tornado, Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia, 1936 Apr. 6, Vanishing Georgia (Georgia Archives)
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