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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Multi-Photo Panorama of Early Sugar Land

I think these photos are segments of a continuous panoramic photo. (Notice the damaged area in the tree on the left-hand side of the 1st photo & the right-hand side of the 2nd.) The Ellis Plantation Home is in front of the refinery, so these pictures date no earlier than 1908.

The camera is located roughly where Bayview Street is now located -- the eastern bank of Oyster Creek south of Highway 90A. (The latter is an unpaved road.)

Notice the Sealy Mattress factory in the 2nd picture. Also notice the water towers located on the refinery site in the 3rd photo. The last photo shows the west bank of Oyster Creek where the beginning of Venice Street is located. (Between Highway 90A & Guenther Street it's just a side walk; the street begins south of Guenther along the creek bank.)

I understand that Colonel Cunningham's plantation home stood somewhere in that area -- out of view on the left of the last photo. Maybe the white shed & fence along Brooks Street were part of his home site?

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