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Picturing the Past 25: Visiting Edgemont

Posted Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at 1:14 PM

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Edgemont Super Market, as seen on Aug. 1, 1952. (T-G file photo)
Some blog commenters were talking a while back about grocery stores on North Main Street in the 1950s. But I don't think this one was mentioned.

Take a look at Edgemont Super Market, from a Times-Gazette negative dated Aug. 1, 1952 and shot on a camera someone was holding at an angle.

I'd guess this store was on North Main Street -- but where? Is this the building which later housed Dial's? Or is this a different building?

Interesting prices: Lettuce 11 cents a head, chuck roast 67 cents a pound, fresh corn six ears for 25 cents.

The Edgemont area -- now comprising the area around North Main and Colloredo Boulevard and more or less downtown -- was kind of the "edge of town" as late as the 1970s. Edgemont Baptist Church and Edgemont Drive still carry the name.

Seems like Shelbyville's neighborhoods, such as Edgemont and Southside, once had their own identities and personalities. Maybe I'm missing something, but it seems like that's disappeared.

Picturing the Past is featured each Tuesday in this blog.


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I don't honestly remember this store, but the building itself reminds me of the row of buildings on the town side of Shelbyville Lumber Co.

But then, it seems that parking on that side of the highway was of the parallel type.

This would be a good job for marnold and his 1952 phone book.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 1:32 PM

Just a wild guess, could this be where in the 60's Jo Boys ice cream bar was next to a store operated by H.Clay Martin. It sat on the property where Colloredo Blvd meets North Main St.

-- Posted by abner_t on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 2:15 PM

You can learn something new every day. I just now learned that after you preview your comment, you must save it or you will lose it. Oh well, let me try this again.

Thanks David for another great picture from the past. I agree with ilikeoldsongs that I can not be sure about this store. However, it makes sense to me that it could be in the row of buildings on the town side of Shelbyville Lumber Company. I have tried to remember what was in the building before Nichols Furniture, but I can not remember right now. That is a possibility. It seems to me as if the sidewalk on the left side of the store was a couple of steps high.

Another possibility that I have thought of would be the location of the old Day Brothers/Dials on the other side of the street where Walgreens is now.

It is interesting to note the aluminum awnings. I usually think about them being on the West side of the building to protect from the heat of the afternoon sun. I also can not get a clue from the shadows. This photo must have been taken at high noon.

I think that ilikeoldsongs has the best idea about us depending on marnold1118 to look it up for us. However, steadyeddie might be able to give us the answer from memory.

-- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 3:42 PM

You can learn something new every day. I just now learned that after you preview your comment, you must save it or you will lose it. Oh well, let me try this again.

Posted by leeiii on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 3:42 PM

Had that happen to me, one time. Now when I finish a post I "copy" that joker to my clipboard before doing anything else, then if it goes away I still have it in reserve.

leeiii, you're right about the high sidewalk at the Nichols store. And that has got me thinking that this photo is of the Northern end of that row, and may well be the later location of Shelbyville Lumber Co. offices, with the double doors to the left leading to a storage area used by them.

After giving it some thought, I am going to back up on the parallel parking statement. I now believe that there was adequate space for angle, or straight in parking, as I now recall that when you turned into the lumber co. lot, there were potholes a few feet off the highway, and another few feet before you passed the gate into the lot.

If this is indeed that building, then a few feet to the left of the picture would be, at least by the mid '50's, the location of John Pope's barber shop.

And if all this turns out to be useless speculation, it was fun recalling 1957, and the year that I spent working at Shelbyville Lumber Co.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 4:22 PM

And leeiii, I'll bet you remember Fayne Parsons, who worked in the lot office at Shelbyville Lumber. He was a pistol.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 4:32 PM

ilikeoldsongs, thanks for the tip about making a copy to my clipboard. In the future I will do that. It is no fun to lose one.

As I look at the photo a little closer and begin to give more consideration to the date I am more inclined to think this is the old Nichols Furniture location on the Southern end. For instance the rear of the car looks to be downhill just a little bit. Maybe enough for two steps at the end of the sidewalk. Also, I believe that Shelbyville Lumber was in the location on the Northern end in the late '40s. Yes, I remember those pot holes well. I have splashed all of the water out of them many times. That got me to thinking about a Mr. Ray (can not remember his first name) that worked in the shop. He had a son named Alvin and a daughter named Betty.

Popes Barber Shop----There is another barber that we had not mentioned in our previous posts. Also I do not think that we had mentioned Tom Walls.

-- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 4:47 PM

Yes, I do remember Fayne.

-- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 4:48 PM

Leeiii, I just had the first intelligent thought since......well, I don't remember another one right now.

Check your 1969 book, page 228.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 5:01 PM

That got me to thinking about a Mr. Ray (can not remember his first name) that worked in the shop. He had a son named Alvin and a daughter named Betty.

Posted by leeiii on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 4:47 PM

If it's the Mr. Ray that I'm thinking about, his name was Price Ray, and he also had a son, Price Ray, Jr.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 5:28 PM

leeiii...thanks for your confidence in my memory of old North Main Street...I'm ALMOST sure this is the building (across the street from Milner's) that replaced the original Thompson's Grocery Store. It opened as Edgemont Super Market...then later became Day Brothers....then became Dial's.

My Edgemont barber, John Pope, said they almost named Edgemont.."Plum-nelly"...plum out of town, nelly in the country.

-- Posted by steadyeddie on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 5:29 PM

ilikeoldsongs, Bingo! Price Ray is exactly right, and as a matter of fact I remember Price Ray, Jr. as well. He looked just like his Dad. Yes, I looked up the picture of Shelbyville Lumber Company and saw the 1944 date. When my Dad built our house in 1946 I am almost sure he got the materials from Shelbyville Lumber Company. As for intelligent thoughts. What is that and where do I get one?

steadyeddie, I thought that you would probably remember. That is strange about Plum-nelly. I have heard of several places and things that were almost named Plum-nelly, and John Pope would be one of those guys that would come up with something like that.

Individually I am not sure that we could think our way out of a paper bag, but isn't it amazing what we can accomplish collectively.

-- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 6:24 PM

I thought Edgemont Grocery was on the NE corner of what is now Colloredo Blvd and N. Main. Not for sure but I do remember going in there.

-- Posted by cookie on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 7:12 PM

After I looked again at the picture, the parallel parked car throws me. I felt so sure about the location before a second look.

-- Posted by cookie on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 7:20 PM

cookie, from the comments that I have seen so far I think the location would be the SE corner. When marnold1118 gets time to look it up in his 1952 phone book I think that we can nail it down for sure.

abner_t, I do not think that any of us responded to your guess of JoBoys and H. Clay Martin's store. In looking at the picture I do not think H. Clay's building was as tall as the one pictured.

-- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 7:29 PM

marnold1118, when you get time to delve into this situation would you also check to see if Walter Massey, an insurance man, was living close to Nichols Furniture in 1952, and for that matter was Nichols there in Edgemont at that time.

Nichols ad in the 1969 book says they have been in business for 26 years, but doesn't say at that location in Edgemont. I have no memory of them being any where else.

Appreciate your help.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 8:39 PM

OK gang. Thanks for the homework assignment. I'm going to dig through my books tonight and I'll report back in the a.m. Sometimes it's more fun reading what everyone is speculating...and I'm sure someone, or more, is correct.

-- Posted by marnold1118 on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 11:07 PM

leeii, I meant the SE corner. Don't know what I was thinking when I wrote that.

-- Posted by cookie on Tue, Sep 8, 2009, at 11:31 PM

This may be more confusing than helpful, but here goes: Starting with the 1952 City Directory, it lists Edgemont Super Market at 903 N. Main. (Keep in mind that odd numbers are on the left, going out of town, and even are on the right. 903 is between Fairfield Pike and Cooper St. The directory says that J.H. Milner and L.R. Rowlett are owners. Apparently, the name Edgemont didn't last long, because the 1949 phone book lists "O.A. Milner Grocery" at 903 N. Main. Then I checked the 1953 phone book and it lists "Milner's Super Market" at 903--same address for all 3 citations. J.H. Milner's home was at 1015 N. Main, just a bit further out than his store.

Here's more data from 1952 that should help zero in on specifics. Doyle and Phil Day owned Day Bros. at 824 N. Main, between Fairfield Pike and Cedar St. This was one of two locations, the other being at 514 Depot St. Lyman and Jewel Dial both worked that year (at least) at the Day Brothers store on N. Main. They opened Dial's at 826 N. Main sometime before 1960 which is my next record of them. Also, by 1960 Day Bros. had left their N.Main store and only had the one at 514 Depot. I'm wondering if the Dials took over the Day Bros. store and later enlarged it to occupy the 824 and 826 lots.

Now, about some of the other business mentioned: W.R. Hatfield had his Edgemont Drug Store at 1005 N. Main and John T. Pope had Edgemont Barber Shop next door at 1007. Nichols Furniture was at 1001 N. Main (across the street from T.A. Noah's plumbing company).

ilikeoldsongs--FYI, Walter Massey lived at 825 N. Main.

In the 1949 phone directory, there is no mention of any business with "Edgemont" as part of the name.

Shelbyville Lumber Co. creates another oddity. It is listed in the 1949 and 1953 phone books as being on N. Main, but doesn't list a business address number either in the listing or yellow pages. So, I checked the 1952 city directory and there is no mention whatsoever of Shelbyville Lumber--not anywhere on N. Main, not in the list of lumber companies, the alphabetical list of businesses and residences. Even the chronological list of phone numbers omits their 974 phone number. Wonder if they were left out on purpose?

So, to recap, Edgemont and Milner's was the same building, on the left going out, and Day Bros. and Dials were on the right, but had the addresses of 824 and 826. steadyeddie, you are correct about the Thompson General Store preceding Day Bros. According to the 1936 city directory, it was located at 824 N. Main, which later became Day Bros.

-- Posted by marnold1118 on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 10:33 AM

I look forward to the picturing of the past each Tuesday, but even more interesting is the "history lesson" that follows by all the bloggers. Having only lived in Shelbyville for about 45 years, I learn or am reminded of something each week.

-- Posted by reilly on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 10:45 AM

I agree. The picture is just the beginning. Reader comments really make this blog go. I was covering a news story Saturday and actually had two relatively young law enforcement officers tell me how they look forward to the comments each week, mentioning leeiii and ilikeoldsongs in particular. A lot of folks like reading about Shelbyville's past. Thanks to all who comment -- and keep them coming!

-- Posted by David Melson on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 11:41 AM

marnold1118, thanks for all the hard work in putting this together for us. It is going to take me a while to digest all of it. I may have to run to Wally World and get me a pack of graph paper so I can see what it looks like on paper.

I agree with you that it was odd for Shelbyville Lumber Company to be missing from the phone book.

reilly, even for those of us who lived in Shelbyville all our lives up to a certain point, we too learn, or are reminded of something each week. Sometimes it is something that was hidden back in the recesses of our mind.

-- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 11:53 AM

David, thanks for passing on the kind words. Through all of this I have learned to respect and look forward to what ilikeoldsongs has to add to our conversation. I also look forward to hearing what you (David), marnold1118, steadyeddie, wilderness 68, tatoos & scars, fladon, cookie, bo, dianainnc, and so many others have to say.

Wouldn't it be great if we could all gather in Shelbyville for an "old folks" summitt.

-- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:01 PM

Wouldn't it be great if we could all gather in Shelbyville for an "old folks" summitt.

-- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:01 PM

Old folks? Old folks? You haven't seen me twirl a hula hoop or run down a frisbee lately, have you?

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:10 PM

LOL! Good point. No, I haven't.

-- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:16 PM

Wouldn't it be great if we could all gather in Shelbyville for an "old folks" summitt.

leeii: Great idea! The Tennessean has its 3-Star Dinner for letter contributors. Maybe we could have a "bloggers bonaroo"...or something.

-- Posted by marnold1118 on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:20 PM

marnold1118, that would be great. If some of you who live closer and get around better than this old one-legged retiree would put something together I would do my best to be there.

-- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:23 PM

I am relatively new to Shelbyville, a less than 10 year resident. I too look forward to and love reading this blog every week.

I wish that we could take the pictures David posts and the commentaries provided about the place shown and the people related to the picture and compile them into some kind of book. One that recalls the past and saves these memories for the younger generation.

-- Posted by amalphia on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:39 PM

ditto

-- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:53 PM

Let me echo leeiii's thanks to marnold1118 for a stellar "catching" job of everything we have thrown at him, and David for his continued dedication to producing discussion worthy photos.

Thanks also to all the bloggers here, and to those who might just read and enjoy. I know I can speak for leeiii, and all the other bloggers, and say it is very gratifying to know that the pictures presented here, and the discussions related to them, are received with interest, and bring at least a small amount of enjoyment to the readers, as well as providing them with a mini-history lesson. So thanks to all, hang in there with us.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 3:28 PM

Amen!

Maybe,one of our local gathering places could host the "blogger's bonnaroo" and that sort of "class reunion" could lead to a public event celebrating our past with displays,talks and books for sale.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 3:40 PM

Wouldn't it be great if we could all gather in Shelbyville for an "old folks" summitt.

-- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 12:01 PM

Since I've been posting on this blog I haven't tried to hide my strongly held belief that the history of our town and county deserves our utmost effort to gather it up, put it into an easily accessible form, and protect it for posterity.

If you had told me a year ago that there might be a reasonable chance that such an effort could be organized, and have a viable chance of success, I probably would have told you that you and I would likely be the only folks riding that train.

However, over the course of the past few months, some of the comments here have caused me to reevaluate my position, and to question my pessimisn in this matter. I seem to sense a genuine feeling of community pride in a number of comments, and this is a building block of great, even vital proportions, if any degree of success is to be forthcoming. So, maybe there is a greater potential for support out there, than I thought. "Hope springs eternal........"

I would be very interested in trying to put together a committee for the purpose of bouncing a few ideas around.

You know, an "old folks" summitt has a nice ring to it, especially since I would be in the company of others who are a little past "39", for the most part. There seems to be a lot of really nice folks here, and it would be my pleasure to meet and shake hands with each one.

I already know a few who post here, such as David,cherokee2, cookie, marnold1118,Bo, and after all the posts between leeiii and myself, we almost qualify as cousins. And the rest fall under the old Will Rogers saying, "A stranger is just a friend I haven't met yet".

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 5:29 PM

ilikeoldsongs, that is just the kind of attitude it takes to get the ball rolling. If an effort such as that is able to be pulled together you can count me in. I will be willing to do anything I can to help the effort. You just need to remember that for the most part I will have to contribute from afar. We only get to Shelbyville one or two times a year, and then it is just for a couple of days. This past week-end we came in for my Mother-in-law's 90th birthday, but it was a day tripper and we only stayed 3 or 4 hours.

-- Posted by leeiii on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 5:42 PM

leeiii, congratulations to your Mother-in law, may she continue to enjoy health and longevity.

Appreciate your offer of help, and if anything solid starts to develop, I'll sure let you know.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 7:10 PM

I am a bit disturbed that all of you are so old.

Just yesterday I turned 50.

You all make me feel young. HA

Lets plan a meeting, no one time is the best for all but if you have your hearts into it let me know your best time and place to gather and we will start the process of setting a date.

email me at : fuzzyintn@gmail.com

and I will try to help set up this meeting of

MY KNOWLELGEBLE ELDERS.

I think it would be great fun!!!

-- Posted by abner_t on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 8:03 PM

I think it would be great fun!!!

-- Posted by abner_t on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 8:03 PM

Congratulations on your birthday, and many thanks for your willingness to become involved in , at best, an uncertain venture, but one I hope will grow and produce a benefit for future generations.

abner_t, I may just be a worry wart, but I am a little concerned about you putting your e-mail on the web. While I consider those who follow this board to be trustworthy, and as I mentioned yesterday, I consider all to be friends that I haven't had the opportunity to meet yet, there is no telling how many people are out there who are up to no good, that could stumble upon this site and possibly cause problems for you.

Please don't take this the wrong way, I'm just trying to return the friendliness that you demonstrated above, but I believe if it were me, I would ask David to delete that post to eliminate that exposure. For my part, I know that I would feel terrible if you were hurt while trying to help me.

Again, you have my gratitude for your willingness to help.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Thu, Sep 10, 2009, at 1:28 PM

Please forgive me for changing the subject, but September 11, 2001, may we never forget.

-- Posted by leeiii on Fri, Sep 11, 2009, at 7:53 AM

Please forgive me for changing the subject, but September 11, 2001, may we never forget.

-- Posted by leeiii on Fri, Sep 11, 2009, at 7:53 AM

Another date that will live in infamy.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Fri, Sep 11, 2009, at 9:00 AM

Commentary on some of the great info posted by marnold1118 on Wed, Sep 9, 2009, at 10:33 AM, related to the Edgemont area.

My thoughts on the "weird situation" with the lack of an address for Shelbyville Lumber Co. are pure conjecture on my part, and are offered only as a "possibility", not as a fact. I'll save those comments for last.

ilikeoldsongs--FYI, Walter Massey lived at 825 N. Main.

This vindicates my memory of pulling into Dial's market from the Fairfield Pike, and looking directly across the highway at the nice brick home of Walter Massey.

Unrelated to this discussion, I believe that Walter had a daughter that might have worked at the T-G at one time, and for sure worked at Shelbyville Power for a long time.

marnold1118 says,"I'm wondering if the Dials took over the Day Bros. store and later enlarged it to occupy the 824 and 826 lots."

You are correct, marnold1118. In the early 1950's there was a reasonable amount of parking space on the North side of the store.( Fairfield Pike side ) The store was enlarged toward the Pike, eating up most of that space. I can not give you a date that this expansion occured, maybe Huron or "Cowboy" will get on here and provide those details.

Shelbyville Lumber Company

marnold1118, in your opening line of your response to our requests for information, you said the following:"This may be more confusing than helpful, but here goes". And while that can't be said about your response, I can't think of a more fitting description for mine.

First, let's go back in time to 1957, a year that I worked at the company, and can speak with at least a small degree of confidence regarding the physical layout of the company, a fact which may or may not have been a consideration when it came to assigning a street business number in prior years.

The company property, except for an entrance "driveway", was located behind the businesses that occupied the row of buildings that have been mentioned, such as Nichols, Pope's etc., located to the South of the "driveway. The property also extended to the North, to a point behind the present day location of Deb Insell's State Farm Ins. office. The property was rectangular in shape, and when you consider the "driveway" in relation to it, it would pretty closely form the letter "T". The overall property, exclusive of the "driveway", was in the neighborhood of 120', East to West, and extended from Chockley St. to Cooper St.(Cooper no longer exists)

Now here is where the guessing starts. The company started in 1944, and I am guessing that that there might not have been an abundance of operating capital available to spend on such things as fancy office space, as would have been found in the nice row of brick buildings facing the highway. So it's my guess that thier office to begin was probably a temporary type building located on the company lot, such as the "lot office" that was there in 1957, but probably a little larger.

But being temporary in nature, and very much able to be moved around from place to place on the lot, in my humble opinion that would make it ineligible for a "permanent" street number.

Another thing that has to be considered is this: This "driveway" was actually thier only connection to North Main St., and again, in my humble opinion, I don't believe that a driveway would qualify as a street address.

Basically, I think the company was "in a box" in a manner of speaking as far as a street address goes, and was probably stretching the limits of legality to even claim a North Main address, and I think this situation persisted until whatever time they moved thier offices into the location where they were located in 1957.

This is all guessing, based on the assumption that they did not have a "street presence", a storefront with thier name on it. If on the other hand, my first guess is wrong, throw all this away because it is meaningless, and you may proceed to electronically box my ears till your heart's content.

And one extra tidbit of information about another street that probably won't survive much longer. Ledbetter Lane, a dead end street that ran from Lipscomb St. up to the back of Shelbyville Lumber Company, has already lost the row of houses closest to Colleredo Blvd., and only the houses facing Chockley St. remain. The street sign is still in place, and evidence of the street itself remains. But it's just a matter of time, in my opinion, before Shelbyville Lumber gobbles up the remaining houses, and will own that entire block except for the State Farm Insurance property.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Fri, Sep 11, 2009, at 2:40 PM

ilikeoldsongs, somehow the driveway with no frontage makes some sense to me, however I can not remember Shelbyville Lumber Company without some sort of a store front. Not that I was ever in the storefront very much.

Also, I have been looking at Google Earth this afternoon trying to get a sense of where Cooper Street used to be. I know that Chockley ran down beside the Grapette Bottling Plant (later occupied by Pete Eddleman Sheet Metal). So my best guess would be beside Nichols Furniture or the present day Colloredo Blvd. Is that correct? If not please tell me where it was.

marnold1118, I was a little bit confused by the closeness of the 800 block and the 900 block. It seemed to me that there was not a street to divide the two blocks (unless that is where Cooper Street was) and the Massey house (825) and Milner (903) were very close together. On Google Earth the present day street numbers are a little different. The 800 block begins at W. Cedar. The 900 block begins at Colloredo, and the 1000 block begins at Chockley.

All of this is just more or less a visual problem for me.

-- Posted by leeiii on Fri, Sep 11, 2009, at 5:46 PM

leeiii, you might be right about SLC having a store all along, I was just speculating on any little oddity that I could think of that might cause them to not have a street number. They could have chosen to not put thier address in the phone book.

Your best guess is correct on the location of Cooper St. It was eliminated by Colleredo. Since Nichols Furniture was listed at 1001 North Main, Cooper St.must have been between the 900 and 1000 blocks. Removing it changed the 1000 block back to being part of the 900 block, and everything North dropped back a hundred, I suppose.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Fri, Sep 11, 2009, at 6:22 PM

I looked on the Sanborn maps to try to help clarify where the streets were, but my latest is 1929 and the northern most street is Fairfield Pike. I'm going to list those few streets and the addresses/businesses/homes listed in 1952. Maybe that will help to locate where things are:

These are all on N. Main St., beginning with Cedar:

CEDAR ST.

816--R.L. Jarrell

817--vacant

823--Bell Thompson

824--Day Bros. Groc.

825--W.R. Massie

FAIRFIELD PIKE

903--Edgemont Super Mkt

916--Edgemont Service Sta.

COOPER ST.

1001--Nichols Furniture

1002--T.A. Noah Plumbing

1004--Whiteside Hardware

1005--Edgemont Drug Store

1007--Edgemont Barber Shop

1008--R. J. Elkins

CHOCKLEY

1010--A.J. Hill & Monroe Begley

1012--Charles Eakins

LEDBETTER ST.

1014--F.W. Gardner

1015--J.H. Milner

GARNER STREET

(nothing listed)

QUARRY ST.

(a long list of homes is given)

-- Posted by marnold1118 on Fri, Sep 11, 2009, at 10:56 PM

Oh me oh my, I'm getting lost in my own head, and that's a scary place to be lost.

In my mind's eye, I see Edgemont Service Station beside Fairfield Pike, and off the top of my head would have guessed the address to be 900, not 916.

916 would be the 9th address North of Fairfield Pike, on that side of the road, and yet the distance between the Pike and Cooper St., to the North, where the 1000 block numbers started, was probably no more than 100 feet. I need someone to bail me out on this, got any WD-40 for a rusty old brain that's trying to lock up?

On Garner St. I'm drawing a blank, visually, although the name seems to want to cause a little stir of familiarity.

Quarry is a relatively long street, and would have a number of homes along it's length, and also had one rather notorious "night club" named, I believe, "The Red Baron", which was located I think at Sevier and Quarry streets. An acquaintence was killed there sometime in the 1960's.

Thanks again marnold1118, and keep up the good work, it's appreciated very much.

-- Posted by ilikeoldsongs on Sat, Sep 12, 2009, at 12:21 AM

marnold1118, I am guessing that Fairfield Pike and Cooper Street did not align themselves straight across from one another until Colloredo Blvd. was developed. I think that is where I was having a problem with my visual.

Like ilikeoldsongs, I to am very grateful for your hard work on this and many other things.

-- Posted by leeiii on Sat, Sep 12, 2009, at 10:00 AM

Eureka, I just now cleaned my glasses and now I can see that Fairfield Pike did not go straight across to Cooper. There was a dog-leg to the North. That solves my problem with the 800, 900, and 1000 blocks of North Main.

-- Posted by leeiii on Sat, Sep 12, 2009, at 11:03 AM


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