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Picturing the Past 102: Back to the squarePosted Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 11:41 AM
The south side of the Shelbyville square again, this time from the late 1930s or early 1940s. (Photo supplied by Monte Arnold)
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.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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