MARSHALL  STREET STORM CELLAR

Photo by Ann Mays Harlan

Did any of you ever go inside the storm cellar? I always wanted to but was scared. I was afraid there might be snakes inside. I am so glad we have a picture of it. This storm cellar has to have a story to go with it. I just wish I knew what it was. Every week, I would ride my bike past it going to piano lessons. Coming home, I would stop and peek inside but it was so dark one could not see. Wonder who built it and why? Do you suppose there is gold or hidden treasure inside?

Sherry Gresham Gritzbaugh

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No, I never went inside.  Probably for the same reason that you didn't.  I never gave it too much thought, it was just always there.  As  far as treasure, probably, but I never thought of it. Story of my life.  Do you know whose property it is on?   As a kid, I always had my mind somewhere else, probably on playing. wink, wink.      

Waurynne Hurley Neeley

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I recall the storm cellar in Ola Reed's front yard on Marshall Street....across the street from Jane & Gloria Lynn Grubbs" house on McIntyre Street....Mama took Bess and I over there with her to see Doris Jean and Jenny while she visited with Ola.  We played in the cellar, but not very often. There were several wooden steps going into it.  The walls were red clay and it had two parallel bench-like seats about 4 or 5 feet long.  When the hinged wooden door was shut the door was flush with the ground.  It was my impression that it was not built to spend lengthy periods of time there.......
  NanHunter Castle

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When the Bakers (Cherry and C. T.) lived on Lewisville Road from Carol Whitfield, there was a storm cellar in their back yard. Annetta and I went into the storm cellar several times, but did not spend a lot of time it it since there wasn't much to do in there. Annetta, Ellen Ruth, or Carolyn might have some stories they could tell you about it, thought. I just remember it as being dark and damp-feeling, with a chair or two and some benches to sit on.

Earlene Mendenhall Lyle

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Someone asked if anyone knew whose property the Marshall Street storm cellar was on. Adrian DeLukie has owned this property since 1947.

Theresa Bunner