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Image of Prather House - Prather House, corner of Rawley and Main, Mount Airy, NC, built c.1898.  House is no longer standing.

Prather House - Prather House, corner of Rawley and Main, Mount Airy, NC, built c.1898. House is no longer standing.

Prather House, corner of Rawley and Main, Mount Airy, NC, built c.1898. House is no longer standing.

Image of Granite Quarry - NC Granite Quarry, Mount Airy, NC.  A very early picture.

Granite Quarry - NC Granite Quarry, Mount Airy, NC. A very early picture.

NC Granite Quarry, Mount Airy, NC. A very early picture.

Image of Graves House - Antebellum Porter Graves House, remodeled by Jesse  Frenklin Graves, Rockford Street, Mount Airy.  The house was demolished to make way for the present library building.

Graves House - Antebellum Porter Graves House, remodeled by Jesse Frenklin Graves, Rockford Street, Mount Airy. The house was demolished to make way for the present library building.

Antebellum Porter Graves House, remodeled by Jesse Frenklin Graves, Rockford Street, Mount Airy. The house was demolished to make way for the present library building.

Image of Clem's House - "Clem's House," with several people standing in the side yard.  The note on the back of the photo identifies the people as MF, Anna, Dorothy, and Clem.

Clem's House - "Clem's House," with several people standing in the side yard. The note on the back of the photo identifies the people as MF, Anna, Dorothy, and Clem.

"Clem's House," with several people standing in the side yard. The note on the back of the photo identifies the people as MF, Anna, Dorothy, and Clem.

Image of Municipal Building - Granite-faced Mount Airy Municipal Building, front view, taken from across the street.

Municipal Building - Granite-faced Mount Airy Municipal Building, front view, taken from across the street.

Granite-faced Mount Airy Municipal Building, front view, taken from across the street.

Image of Municipal Building - Municipal Building.  Color print of the front entrance of the granite faced Municipal Building, Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Municipal Building - Municipal Building. Color print of the front entrance of the granite faced Municipal Building, Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Municipal Building. Color print of the front entrance of the granite faced Municipal Building, Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Image of Municipal Building - Granite-faced Mount Airy Municipal Building, rear view.

Municipal Building - Granite-faced Mount Airy Municipal Building, rear view.

Granite-faced Mount Airy Municipal Building, rear view.

Image of Fire Engine - Unloading Mount Airy's first fire engine in 1916, with a number of people gathered around to watch.   Old First National Bank is in the background.

Fire Engine - Unloading Mount Airy's first fire engine in 1916, with a number of people gathered around to watch. Old First National Bank is in the background.

Unloading Mount Airy's first fire engine in 1916, with a number of people gathered around to watch. Old First National Bank is in the background.

Image of Fire Engine - Unloading Mount Airy's first fire engine at the depot.  Several men are working on the unloading while a young boy watches.

Fire Engine - Unloading Mount Airy's first fire engine at the depot. Several men are working on the unloading while a young boy watches.

Unloading Mount Airy's first fire engine at the depot. Several men are working on the unloading while a young boy watches.

Image of Education rally, considering consolidation of school system - Education Rally to consider school consolidation.  Mount Airy Main Street looking North.  W. F. Carter and J. D. Minick are leading the parade.  A number of young people in white uniforms are marching along the street, with several bystanders looking on.  Handwritten information on the back of the picture reads: "Granddaddy Carter & J. D. Minick."

Education rally, considering consolidation of school system - Education Rally to consider school consolidation. Mount Airy Main Street looking North. W. F. Carter and J. D. Minick are leading the parade. A number of young people in white uniforms are marching along the street, with several bystanders looking on. Handwritten information on the back of the picture reads: "Granddaddy Carter & J. D. Minick."

Education Rally to consider school consolidation. Mount Airy Main Street looking North. W. F. Carter and J. D. Minick are leading the parade. A number of young people in white uniforms are marching along the street, with several bystanders looking on. Handwritten information on the back of the picture reads: "Granddaddy Carter & J. D. Minick."

Image of Laurel Bluff  Mill - Laurel Bluff Cotton Mill.  Roadway isin the foreground, with an early 1900s automobile traveling on the road.   Penciled note on back of picture also reads "Hale Mfg. Co."

Laurel Bluff Mill - Laurel Bluff Cotton Mill. Roadway isin the foreground, with an early 1900s automobile traveling on the road. Penciled note on back of picture also reads "Hale Mfg. Co."

Laurel Bluff Cotton Mill. Roadway isin the foreground, with an early 1900s automobile traveling on the road. Penciled note on back of picture also reads "Hale Mfg. Co."

Image of County Commencement - County Commencement during the superintendancy of J. H. Allen, launching consolidated school plan.

County Commencement - County Commencement during the superintendancy of J. H. Allen, launching consolidated school plan.

County Commencement during the superintendancy of J. H. Allen, launching consolidated school plan.

Image of Main Street, Mount Airy - Main Street, Mount Airy, early 1900s.  Post Office is on right, Esso sign on left, and several cars are along the street.  There appears to be snow on the ground.

Main Street, Mount Airy - Main Street, Mount Airy, early 1900s. Post Office is on right, Esso sign on left, and several cars are along the street. There appears to be snow on the ground.

Main Street, Mount Airy, early 1900s. Post Office is on right, Esso sign on left, and several cars are along the street. There appears to be snow on the ground.

Image of Murlin Sparger House - Murlin Sparger home near Mount Airy, taken from across a dirt road.  In the foreground there is an old automobile, possibly late 1920s to early 1930s.  A rural mailbox stands by the road in front of the house.

Murlin Sparger House - Murlin Sparger home near Mount Airy, taken from across a dirt road. In the foreground there is an old automobile, possibly late 1920s to early 1930s. A rural mailbox stands by the road in front of the house.

Murlin Sparger home near Mount Airy, taken from across a dirt road. In the foreground there is an old automobile, possibly late 1920s to early 1930s. A rural mailbox stands by the road in front of the house.

Image of Willow Street Looking North - Willow Street in Mount Airy, looking north.  A large commercial building is in the foreground, several automobiles are along the street, also about six people.  Probably early 1900s.

Willow Street Looking North - Willow Street in Mount Airy, looking north. A large commercial building is in the foreground, several automobiles are along the street, also about six people. Probably early 1900s.

Willow Street in Mount Airy, looking north. A large commercial building is in the foreground, several automobiles are along the street, also about six people. Probably early 1900s.

Image of Main Street, Mount Airy - Main Street, Mount Airy in the Gay Nineties.  The street is filled with people who have gathered for a circus day.  Mount Airy Saloon is in the foreground, Blue Ridge Hotel occupies the opposite corner, and a number of people are standing on the second and third floor balconies of the building.

Main Street, Mount Airy - Main Street, Mount Airy in the Gay Nineties. The street is filled with people who have gathered for a circus day. Mount Airy Saloon is in the foreground, Blue Ridge Hotel occupies the opposite corner, and a number of people are standing on the second and third floor balconies of the building.

Main Street, Mount Airy in the Gay Nineties. The street is filled with people who have gathered for a circus day. Mount Airy Saloon is in the foreground, Blue Ridge Hotel occupies the opposite corner, and a number of people are standing on the second and third floor balconies of the building.

Image of G.C.I.A. Parade - G.C.I.A. Parade, Main Street, Mount Airy.  A small band leads a procession of marchers, onlookers standing along the side of the street.  Business buildings include Hardware and Groceries.

G.C.I.A. Parade - G.C.I.A. Parade, Main Street, Mount Airy. A small band leads a procession of marchers, onlookers standing along the side of the street. Business buildings include Hardware and Groceries.

G.C.I.A. Parade, Main Street, Mount Airy. A small band leads a procession of marchers, onlookers standing along the side of the street. Business buildings include Hardware and Groceries.

Image of Old Hollow Primitive Baptist Church - Stewart's Creek Primitive Baptist Church - "Old Hollow." located  just west of Mount Airy off Hwy. 89 to south.  Deed said to have been made in 1794.  Original church said to be used by black congregation in "hollow" on north side.  Note on the back of the picture states that it is probably the oldest Baptist congregation in Surry County.  The picture was taken for the Bicentennial in 1976.  State Record 1389.

Old Hollow Primitive Baptist Church - Stewart's Creek Primitive Baptist Church - "Old Hollow." located just west of Mount Airy off Hwy. 89 to south. Deed said to have been made in 1794. Original church said to be used by black congregation in "hollow" on north side. Note on the back of the picture states that it is probably the oldest Baptist congregation in Surry County. The picture was taken for the Bicentennial in 1976. State Record 1389.

Stewart's Creek Primitive Baptist Church - "Old Hollow." located just west of Mount Airy off Hwy. 89 to south. Deed said to have been made in 1794. Original church said to be used by black congregation in "hollow" on north side. Note on the back of the picture states that it is probably the oldest Baptist congregation in Surry County. The picture was taken for the Bicentennial in 1976. State Record 1389.

Image of "Old Hollow" Stewart's Creek Primitive Baptist Church - Shutter on "Old Hollow" Stewart's Creek Primitive Baptist Church, located west of Mount Airy  off Hwy. 89 to south in the vicinity of Toast.  The deed is said to have been made in 1794, and the present building was erected around 1889.  This picture was made for the Bicentennial in 1976.  State Record 1389.

"Old Hollow" Stewart's Creek Primitive Baptist Church - Shutter on "Old Hollow" Stewart's Creek Primitive Baptist Church, located west of Mount Airy off Hwy. 89 to south in the vicinity of Toast. The deed is said to have been made in 1794, and the present building was erected around 1889. This picture was made for the Bicentennial in 1976. State Record 1389.

Shutter on "Old Hollow" Stewart's Creek Primitive Baptist Church, located west of Mount Airy off Hwy. 89 to south in the vicinity of Toast. The deed is said to have been made in 1794, and the present building was erected around 1889. This picture was made for the Bicentennial in 1976. State Record 1389.

Image of Moore House - William A. Moore house in Mount Airy.  According to family tradition, it was built during the 1860s for William Alfred and Rachel Martin Moore.  It has undergone at least two remodels.  State Record 350.

Moore House - William A. Moore house in Mount Airy. According to family tradition, it was built during the 1860s for William Alfred and Rachel Martin Moore. It has undergone at least two remodels. State Record 350.

William A. Moore house in Mount Airy. According to family tradition, it was built during the 1860s for William Alfred and Rachel Martin Moore. It has undergone at least two remodels. State Record 350.