Duke Energy’s Charlotte, N.C., headquarters houses thousands of old photos from Florida to Ohio and Kentucky to the Carolinas. However, many of the photos are not properly identified. Help us improve our records by sending us your memories about the photos below. You can send us an email at email@example.com, and please include the photo number or attach the image.
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Photo 296: This is the 1977 Allen Steam Station softball team in North Carolina from the Duke Power collection. Do you recognize any of the players?
Photo 302: Who are these Florida Power employees in Crystal River, Fla. Do you know what they’re doing?
Photos 275 and 277 below were taken from a collection of Global Service Event photos of employees at volunteer events. Do you know what year it was or where they were?
Several people emailed about photo 309, which was taken in Cincinnati’s Fountain Square in 1963. According to Duke Energy employee Tim Wiley, the photographer likely took the picture with his back to Vine Street looking down 5th Street, showing the RKO Albee theater to the right. Wiley said he was 4 years old when the photo was taken but remembers seeing a few movies in the ornate theater before it closed in 1977 to become a hotel. The building was later demolished, but the facade was saved and repurposed as entrance of the Duke Energy Convention Center about three blocks from its original location.