Johnson City in the 1950s: photos by Jimmy Ellis

Johnson City in the 1950s. Photos by Jimmy Ellis from the James Garvin Ellis Collection at the Archives of Appalachia.

Photo by Jimmy Ellis from the James Garvin Ellis Negatives collection in the East Tennessee State University Archives of Appalachia.

Photo by Jimmy Ellis from the James Garvin Ellis Negatives collection in the East Tennessee State University Archives of Appalachia.

Photo by Jimmy Ellis from the James Garvin Ellis Negatives collection in the East Tennessee State University Archives of Appalachia.

Photo by Jimmy Ellis from the James Garvin Ellis Negatives collection in the East Tennessee State University Archives of Appalachia.

Photo by Jimmy Ellis from the James Garvin Ellis Negatives collection in the East Tennessee State University Archives of Appalachia.
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Photo by Jimmy Ellis from the James Garvin Ellis Negatives collection in the East Tennessee State University Archives of Appalachia.
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Photo by Jimmy Ellis from the James Garvin Ellis Negatives collection in the East Tennessee State University Archives of Appalachia.

Throwback Gallery: Johnson City before 1900

The Science Hill Debating Society in 1869

New bank in downtown Johnson City, 1870s.

The Enterprise was Johnson City’s first newspaper.

East Tennessee & Virginia Railway Station – 1885

First National Bank

Hart-Range Saddle and Harness Shop City Hotel in Background – 1870s

“Johnson’s Depot” East Tennessee, Virginia & Georgia Railway

Stage Road – West Market Street 1870s

Johnson City Reds – 1886 Captain Cy Lyle Seated 2nd from left

In background, Jobe’s Opera House 1884 – 1905

“Apple Sellers” 1880s

Summers Company – New Street

President Benjamin Harrison’s speech in Johnson City, April 14, 1891

 

Photos courtesy of Johnson’s Depot.