History every day in Rockdale
But there’s still a lot of “living history going on with public buildings almost, and over a century old still serving the community almost every day.
Here are three:
• The 89-year- old former Henry Garage, now vacant, is virtually unchanged from a 1932 “ block party” photo of North Main. Legendary Rockdale businessman and civic leader, E. E. “Buck” Henry was in business there for seven decades.
• Rockdale’s police station was built in 1895 as a city hall and remained one for 107 years. It once contained the town’s auditorium and hosted, among other activities, RHS basketball games.
• The “new” home for RHS basketball in 1936 was a gymnasium that’s still in use today at Rockdale Elementary School. The gym was constructed only 14 years after a new three-story Rockdale High School was built next door.