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Picturing the Past 93: Where is this?

Posted Tuesday, December 28, 2010, at 9:48 AM

This photo was shot somewhere in the Shelbyville area in early December 1957. Your task: Tell us where. (T-G file photo)
We're not going to make it a habit to post accident photos. Focus on the background of this photo. Recognize the location?

It took me a little of bit of time to realize where this was photographed but suddenly it became obvious. Hint: The buldings are still there today.

I'll tell you where this was shot after awhile. But I'll bet someone figures this one out quickly.

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My first impression is 231 North in what was known as the Robinson addition. Looks to me like we are looking South toward the hill where Wal- Mart is and probably in front of Mark Pirtle Ford.

-- Posted by Cal t on Tue, Dec 28, 2010, at 12:12 PM

That was fast. 231 Trailer Park is, I think, now in the large lot next to the house at far right with the '56 Ford parked in front of it. Interesting seeing Robinson Addition when it was largely empty. Those around then probably remember North Main looking like this but for someone like me who wasn't yet born, it took a while for me to recognize the location.

-- Posted by David Melson on Tue, Dec 28, 2010, at 1:12 PM

David, this is very interesting. I did not know the location. I had several guesses in mind but none of them included the Murfreesboro Highway.

-- Posted by leeiii on Tue, Dec 28, 2010, at 1:28 PM

I'm not sure if this is where we turned to the right in this pic to go West several blocks to the feed mill we talked about in an earlier blog, but this is very close. Also I can't remember how long we went there, because there was a mobile mill that we used about this same time run by a Mr. Rogers.

-- Posted by Cal t on Tue, Dec 28, 2010, at 2:13 PM

Could that building have once housed Reese's motorcycle shop?

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 1:03 PM

I say 231 South about where the armory is now.Someone pulled out of Naron Rd and got plowed.

-- Posted by mytaxesaremine on Wed, Dec 29, 2010, at 5:52 PM

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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.