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The house on the left end of the bridge was the home of bridge keeper Spruill. This house was eventually bought by a Mr. Bonds, moved to a location on Williamston's Washington Street, directly across from Piggly Wiggly and adjacent to the E.J. Hayes School. It now has a brick exterior. This picture was most likely taken from the water tank at the Olin Mathieson Fertilizer Plant.
The only surviving building of the POW camp is at the Irrigation company. My aunt (who married one of the guards and relocated to Wisconsin) said this building was the mess hall. The last time she came to visit we went down there and the woman there graciously let us go in. The paintings on the walls are the only art work left that the prisoners did while in Williamston. They created a life size nativity for the Town but it perished when the City Hall burned in 1958.
That is N.C Green Oil company. The Highrise 4 lane bridge covers most of that area now
This shot is actually NC Green Oil Company and a shot of The bridge keeper's home. The POW Camp was located above and to the left of this shot at the site of Reddick's and later Tom Crockett's Irrigation Service.
I wrote a paper in High School on this camp. I interviewed several people and I have original photos of the camp.
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