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Picturing the Past 29: Church on the CornerPosted Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at 9:43 AM
First Christian Church, at the corner of Depot and South Jefferson Streets in 1959. (T-G file photo)
Here's First Christian Church when it was on the corner of Depot and South Jefferson Streets in 1959. Look closely at the building next to the church and you'll recognize the location: The church stood in the location of today's large telephone tower which dominates Shelbyville's skyline from a distance.
Across the street was the furniture store which went by so many different names over the years -- was it Woosley and Thomas in '59? -- and Cannon Chevrolet.
South Jefferson in those days was a narrow, two-lane road rather than the wide road now known as 82 Bypass.
Up Depot toward the square were such stores as Shelbyville Record Shop -- was it on Depot in '59? -- Castner Knott and the Princess Theater.
I found another Depot Street photo from the early 1960s which will be posted in a few weeks. For now, remember this intersection.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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