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Picturing The Past: Downtown Brevard Bustled With Business


February 26, 2018

Throughout the 1940s, '50s, and '60s the local economy was strong and the population of Brevard continued to grow. The strong economy was the result of manufacturers like Ecusta, DuPont, American Thread and Mitchell-Bissell. Good jobs brought in new workers and their families. The result was more people with more money to spend and downtown Brevard respon-ded with business expansions and new businesses opening.

Most businesses were concentrated within a three-to-four block area along Main Street and South Broad Street with a few scattered on the side streets of Caldwell, Gaston and Jord...

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