Fifth Street, Greenville, NC
Source: University Archives, UW0000/2
Staff Person: Martha Elmore
Since this week commemorates the 100th anniversary of the founding of East Carolina University, it seemed appropriate for this week’s staff pick to be two photographs that are related to the early years of ECU’s existence. The people in these photographs are standing on Fifth Street with their backs to Old Austin Building (demolished in 1968) and facing the President’s House (built in 1914). Now the Career Services Building, it is located at the corner of Jarvis Street and Fifth Street. The reason for the gathering is not known, but the date of the photographs is April 1915. I have always liked these photographs, because they show that this area of Greenville was still farmland. If you have any information regarding the occasion that these photographs represent, please contact Special Collections.
Clicking on these images will take you to the online description of these photographs. While you’re there, spend sometime browsing through the University Archives photographs.