COMMUNITY “Y,” CENTER AND SHELBY STREETS, KINGSPORT, TENN.
On the back:
Pub. by T. J. Stephenson, Kingsport, Tenn.
(Plate number) 121036
Printed by Tichnor Quality Views (Boston Mass.) (here’s a link to their Tennessee issues)
Notes: This is the Shelby Street side. I remember the open porch. That part of the building was the Public Library in 1957. The rest of the building housed City Hall offices.
Earliest confirmed postmark date I have for this series is 1926. I also have post dates into the ’40s, so they hung around for quite a while.
I am one of the two people still living as far as I know who worked full time in the old city hall building on Shelby Street. I still have a lot of memories and happenings in that old building.
Mom and I got library cards as soon as we moved to Kingsport in 1957 (the first thing we usually did upon moving to a new town was to get a library card. The library was just transitioning from written check out cards to a machine that chunked out a piece of the book card and put the date the book was due back. Lucy, in “Peanuts”: “Happiness is having your own library card.”