Photo Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2014.017.043.a-e
Description Five photographic images of the railroad tracks and Citico Yards, now called Harry DeButts Yard.
a) looking south from inside Harry DeButts yards with Wilcox Boulevard going across the yards in the background, with Quaker Oats on Amnicola in the upper right corner.
b) Opposite viewpoint of a), looking north, Harriet Tubman Homes housing project (now closed) on the right. That is Cutter Laboratories in the top right of the image, at 1800 Crutchfield Street. This building later became Top Flight Distribution Center, but the building was demolished between 2007 and 2011.
c) Aerial of Citico Yards / Debutts Yard, looking south; the bridge at the top of the image is the Wilcox Boulevard bridge, where it crosses the railroad tracks. On the right of the image is Riverside Drive and Amnicola Highway, as well as the Tennessee River. On the left of the image is what was then Boone-Hysinger Homes (built in 1952), later Harriet Tubman housing projects. On the far right there used to be an airfield and there's a smaller building nearby that was a hanger at one time. The housing subdivision in the right of the image was developed in the late 1940s / early 1950s.
d) Same viewpoint and direction as c), but this image is more of a bird's eye view than an aerial.
e) Another angle of the same area, with Wilder Street overpass bridge at the top to the right of the image.
Date 1955 circa
Accession number 2014.017