University Boulevard, circa 1969

University Boulevard.jpg

Title

University Boulevard, circa 1969

Subject

Streets--Tuscaloosa

Description

This photo shows the south side of University Boulevard in downtown Tuscaloosa (Ala.) looking west. In the foreground is Gray's Men's Shop. Next to it is Pizitz department store, then Woolworth's and Central Drug Store.

Gray's Men's Shop was owned by Eddie Gray Jones. Jones and Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant were good friends and played golf together. On a buying trip to Chicago, Jones bought a supply of houndstooth hats to sell and gave Coach Bryant his first one.

Daniel Gray Jones bought the store from his father in the late 1950s.

This photo was published in The Tuscaloosa News on Nov. 5, 2018, as a historical photo.

Source

Tuscaloosa News

Date

Circa 1969

Contributor

Betty Slowe (Description)

Type

Photograph

Identifier

2531

Coverage

Tuscaloosa (AL)

Original Format

Photograph

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