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Picturing the Past 16: The low rent cornerPosted Tuesday, July 7, 2009, at 1:12 PM
"The low rent corner" from April 2, 1952. (T-G file photo)
Here's the "low rent corner" in a photo dated April 2, 1952. Unfortunately, it only shows part of the store -- the right side's cut off in the original negative (the only cropping I do on these photos is pavement or empty sky).
This is from well before I was born, but from photos I've seen over the years I've always thought this store was about where Shelbyville City Hall is now.
It looks like there's a smaller structure, which has a 'Fred Phillips' sign on its front, behind the large building.
In case the road sign at left center of the photo isn't readable on the web, it marks Highway 241 (NOT 231) and Highway 10, with arrows pointing left for both.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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