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Picturing the Past 25: Visiting EdgemontPosted Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at 1:14 PM
Edgemont Super Market, as seen on Aug. 1, 1952. (T-G file photo)
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.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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