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Picturing the Past 45: North Side SquarePosted Tuesday, January 26, 2010, at 9:23 AM
First Methodist Church, and its newly-constructed annex, in 1950. The annex is still in use today. (T-G File Photo)
It's the north side of the Shelbyville square.
The ornate church is First Methodist Church, with a very different appearance from today's First United (no "United" in '50) Methodist Church at the same location. This building was torn down in the mid-1950s for today's building.
This photo was actually made in conjunction with the newly-finished annex building (the one with the cross near the roof), which is still in use by the church today.
Note the building just to the right (east) of the annex, in the location of today's US Bank drive-through window. That building was, I think, torn down in the late 1970s with the Hotel Dixie. I seem to remember that building being referred to as the Edwards Building or the Cooper Building. What businesses were in it?
Note the lamps just to the left and right of the church. Did those belong to the church or were those city street lamps?
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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