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Mrs. Will McKee's Oral History

This is the oral history of Mr. Will McKee. She was interviewed by Betty Turnell on January 23, 1978. This interview includes her college years, early Decatur, Powers Building, Powers Opera House, and transportation.

Photograph of the Public Library in the Powers Building
Photograph of the public library in Decatur when it was located on the fifth floor of the Powers building from 1897 to 1903.

Photographs from the Powers Office Building Fire
Photographs from the April 7, 1914 fire that destroyed the Powers building properties at Water and Main streets. The properties destroyed and affected included the Powers estate, Linn & Scruggs store, the Leavenworth Store, the Powers Theater,…

Photo of the Powers Building 200 Block E. Main St.
Photograph of building located 200 Block E. Main Street. This building probably is familiar to many but actually it disappeared more than 20 years ago. It is the Orlando Powers building, E. Main and Water Streets, which was burned in April 1914. The…