A minor traffic accident has occurred in February 1963 at the Holland Street-North Jefferson Street intersection. Today the 82 Bypass and empty lots occupy the area. (T-G File Photo)
The negative for this February 1963 photo wasn't in the best of shape, but it shows a very different look at what today is a major Shelbyville intersection.
You're looking south, toward First Baptist Church and Depot Street, at what is today the middle of the 82 Bypass-Holland Street intersection.
In 1963 this was North Jefferson Street (looking south, up the hill) at Holland. Note the old house to the left and more houses up the hill. The houses were gradually torn down -- I think most were gone by the 1970s -- years before the bypass was constructed many years later.
But I remember, as late as the 1990s, at least one house facing the railroad tracks rather than the street in the area between North Jefferson (Bypass) and Deery Streets behind what older residents will know as the ice plant.
That area's undergone quite a change over the past 40 years or so.
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