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Saturday, June 7, 2014

More Images of Old Sugar Land

Liquid sugar loading station on east side of the Imperial refinery, early 1960s.

Aerial photo of Mayfield Park looking west/northwest, sometime between 1953 & 1955.  The new M. R. Wood classroom building is the long structure with a light-colored roof near the center of the photo.
W. T. Eldridge, Sr.'s home on Lakeview Drive, probably just after its completion in 1928.
These next two aerial photos show the location of the dredging operation described in the entry above on Sugarland Industries.  The first photo was taken in the 1920s.  I think the dredger was operating in the area around Coburn's Dam, roughly where Brooks Lake joins Oyster Creek.  You can see Oyster Creek is clogged with vegetation.  It was even worse on the stretch of Oyster Creek between The Hill and Mayfield Park.
The next photo was taken in the early 1960s.  It's difficult to tell, but Oyster Creek and Brooks Lake have been dredged to a greater depth and width.  In fact, repeated dredging projects were performed through the decades to remove silt from Oyster Creek.  I've posted several photos dealing with the various projects.