The vast but empty ARONOV BUILDING . . . stands at 474 South Court, bereft of its former glory, when it was the most important privately owned building in Montgomery. It was built circa 1966, and by 1970 it was the leased home of the US Social Security offices, the US Bureau of Fisheries and Wildlife, the IRS Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit, FHA, Selective Service, GSA, the VA Construction Division, Office of Consumer Protection, The Red Cross, VFW and the State American Legion offices. It was the place to be.
It was here in 1970, or so, that I marshaled my four young ladies, ages 13, 10, 8 and 6, and secured for them consecutive Social Security numbers.