Today's installment of Throwback Thursday takes us to the southwest corner of Avenue B and South Poplar streets.
Emerson Carey was unquestionably Hutchinson's biggest supporter and most successful celebrity. He was a business magnate, land baron, state senator, and entrepreneur. At the height of his success, he built a large office building at 121 E. Ave. B, for the Carey Industries in 1916.
The first photo shows that building in 1920. The second photo shows the building as it looks today. The third photo shows the inside second floor, showing some of the clerical staff, as well as Emerson's office in the background, in 1920.
After Emerson's death, it was given to the city, used as City Hall and also used in the early days of TECH. In 2004, Brian Davis and Anne Lauer purchased the building and did a magnificent job converting the upper floor into their home.
The fourth photo, taken from the same perspective as the third, shows that home interior. The bottom floor houses the Rebecca Sandoval, "Complete Circle Counseling" business at 127 E. Ave. B.