Fly-Over Walkway on Water Street

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Title

Fly-Over Walkway on Water Street

Description

A two-story fly-over walkway bridges Water Street and connects Mill No. 1 and Mill No. 5. Annotations from the late 1940s or early '50s tell a story about the open door, seen to the left. At that door, factory 'seconds', or slightly defective Nitey-Nites, were sold for fifty cents a piece by one Mr. McWithey, a fellow known for wearing "large diamond rings on several fingers." Pictured in the lower right is a Buick Roadmaster Sedanette.

Another story is told by George Traber, Jr. in the "Perry Knitting Company News" feature in the Perry Herald (26 May 1955: 8), where the photo appeared. It was taken, we're told, at 2:00 pm during a busy day of work at the factory. Why no cars? Thanks to safety plan designed to minimize automotive traffic during hours of heavy foot traffic, employees still only walk three minutes to a parking lot and prevent potential accidents. Traber writes that, if employees were truthful with themselves, they would have said "It sure was a wonder that someone hasn't been killed, especially when the noon and 5:00 rush was on."

Publisher

Perry, NY Public Library

Date

1948-49

Contributor

Raupp, Emma

Source

Clark Rice Photography Collection

Format

jpeg, 2.7 MB

Type

Still Image

Identifier

5291

Geolocation