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Picturing the Past 146: The Only Place revisitedPosted Tuesday, February 14, 2012, at 3:33 PM
The dining room of The Only Place restaurant in the 1970s. (T-G file photo)
Here's the dining room of The Only Place in Shelbyville from the 1970s. I posted a photo of the outside of this restaurant a while back, sometime last year, I think. It was on Madison Street where Dr. Alcorn's office is now.
And for some reason what stuck out to me is that none of the tables have ashtrays in a time when no one questioned smoking in restaurants. Maybe you had to ask. I've got a photo of the dining room of Gondola Steak House from the same period and all the tables had ashtrays.
That also brings up a question: If you could bring back any restaurant from Shelbyville's past, which would it be? The old Pope's Cafe? The Bridle? The list could go on and on.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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