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RUBBERTOWN'S PHOTO TIMELINE

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1946


  • Bond Brothers Wood Preserving, bottom left
  • Standard Oil Refinery, just above lime ponds
  • Road with median is Algonquin Parkway
  • Note farms and open spaces


1951


  • Bond Brothers Wood Preserving, left center
  • Parkway Drive-In, center right (later Big "A" Shopping Center)
  • Cane Run Road, bottom left to top right
  • Ralph Avenue and Cane Run Elementary, lower left


1963


  • Carbide lime pile collapsed onto Standard Oil to the north and across Bells Lane to the south
  • Lime ponds replace Bond Brothers along Camp Ground Road
  • MSD Fort Southworth wastewater treatment plant, top left
  • Rohm and Haas starts operations, lower left
  • Houses built in many formerly open areas near plants
  • Cotter-Lang public housing partially built, top right


1970


  • Shawnee Expressway under construction
  • Housing subdivisions encroach on industrial fencelines
  • Cotter-Lang public housing, top right
  • Carbide/Graphite, left center
  • BF Goodrich, center
  • DuPont and Reynolds Metals, lower left


1994


  • I-264 Bells Lane interchange, center
  • BF Goodrich, partially owned by Zeon and Geon, left center

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