Monday, July 13, 2009
Street Scenes from Last Century Part 2
Top: Looking at the center of town from the Shellnut yard. The old Chevrolet dealership building is gone, and Dr. Ford has not yet built his clinic there. Also notice that the new post office building hasn't been built yet; neither has Popeye's (Gentry Jewelers) store underneath Gorden's. George and Scram's restaurant has not moved to the area at this time. If anyone can identify the kids in the photo, let us know.
Third down: Tom Shellnut standing in front of the Baldwyn Hardware. The Golden Rule store is behind him. It was operated by Forrest Grisham and wife. Further behind is Shellnut's clothing store, and Baldwyn Dry Goods on the corner.
Lower: Jess McKissack (hope that spelling is correct) aka "the Peanut Man" strolls in front of the old post office on east Main with his vending tray of peanuts and (?) other stuff. The stairs to the right led upstairs to Luna Stubbs' beauty shop and later the National Guard meeting place, among other businesses. To the left was the Baldwyn Cash Specialty store, operated by Elbert Outlaw.
Top photo courtesy of Tom Shellnut. Second photo courtesy of Clarene Evans.
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Posted by Carl Houston at 10:10 AM