Yesterday: a West Innes Street parade in the 1930s

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 28, 2015

This photograph, on loan from the Rowan Museum, give’s a bird’s-eye view of some kind of parade going east on West Innes Street sometime in the mid 1930s. Note the style of cars and the angled parking along West Innes Street. The Confederate statue is visible toward the top of the photo at Church and Innes streets. Rain apparently kept many people away that day. Marion Purcell Whatley donated this picture to the museum. It was taken by her uncle, Thomas P. ZumBrunnen Jr., who was standing atop the Wallace Building (today’s Plaza building on the Square).