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Picturing the Past 127: Dixie MotorsPosted Thursday, August 18, 2011, at 2:24 PM
Dixie Motors, when it was Shelbyville's Studebaker dealer at the intersection of Madison and North Main Streets in the early-to-mid 1950s. (Photo submitted)
We posted a photo of this building, when it was a service station operated by the Cartwright family, a while back. A reader brought by this photo today, showing the building during its years as Dixie Motors, Shelbyville's Studebaker dealer.
I remember pulling under the awning in front center and riding out a severe hailstorm in the late 1970s. The gas pumps were long gone by that time, during which it was a Firestone service center.
This building was torn down in, I think, the late 1990s for the chain drug store there today.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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