Depot Street, as captured by an uncredited professional photographer in what appears -- based on the vehicles -- to be in the 1940s.
It's amazing how one street can change so much and yet so little.
Here's a look at Depot Street in what I'm guessing is the 1940s. Look up today's Google Street View for approximately 200 Depot St. and you'll see the left side looking much the same - except for the signs.
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There's still a fire hydrant in the same place, though I don't think it's the same one.
Seems like I remember a Ben Franklin dime store on the square - or on the corner of the square and Depot - in late 1960s.
Thompson Brothers Grocery, Whiteside Hardware, Robinson & Hill (?) Shoes were all on the south side -- and look closely and you'll see the Castner Knott sign. I think that same sign stood until the later 1970s when Castner's closed when Northgate Mall opened in Tullahoma.
Seems like I posted a photo from around 1959 or so with Locke's Cafe on North Main. There was a drug store in that location on Depot - Hames-Daughtery? - into the 1970s. And way up on the square you'll see the marquee of the Bedford Theater. Lots going on in this photo.
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