The south side of the Shelbyville square again, this time from the late 1930s or early 1940s. (Photo supplied by Monte Arnold)
Here's another look at the south side of the Shelbyville square, this time from what I'm guessing is the late 1930s or early 1940s. (And we'll go on to something else before long, but it's interesting to compare how much the square had changed in just a short time. See PTP 100.)
This photo, courtesy of Monte Arnold, was obviously shot by Dickerson Studios based on the fact that Ewing Dickerson tended to write on his photos, and apparently liked to shoot from upper floors of the Gunter Building. This one shows more of a view down Depot Street than past photos have.
Note the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. Shelbyville's first Kroger location was in that same building in the early 1950s. Did Kroger buy out the Piggly Wiggly store?
And Blue Front Drug Store at the bottom right sold quite a combination: drugs and Gilman paint.
I've heard that practically most of the county gathered on the square in older days on Saturdays. From the crowd it looks like this could have been one of those Saturdays. Also makes me wonder if two-way traffic on the square would work today.