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Good Hope Christmas

Posted Friday, December 16, 2011, at 12:00 AM

Dec. 17, 1960 Southeast Missourian

Impressive Christmas lights on streets in Good Hope business area installed by the owners of businesses in the district. The type is that formerly used and now apparently coming back in style. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

Editor's Note:

These businesses can be seen in the photo on the north side of the street:

Schade's Men's Wear, 636; Hobbs Restaurant, 632; Unnerstall Rexall Drugs, 630; Kinder Heating and Air Conditioning, 626; Suedekum & Sons hardware; 620-22; Good Hope Tavern, 616; Bierschwal Meat Market, 614.

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They later sold those lights to Chaffee, where they were used until about the early 1990's. They had full sized bulbs for lights.

-- Posted by Hugh M Bean on Wed, Dec 21, 2011, at 3:54 PM

They looked pretty ratty toward the end, but I always kind of liked the stars.

Here's a shot of the same decorations on Broadway when the First Presbyterian Church was razed and its bell re-hung in 1965.


-- Posted by ksteinhoff on Sat, Dec 24, 2011, at 2:26 PM

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Fred Lynch has captured images for the Southeast Missourian since 1975, in that time moving from black-and-white to color, from film to digital and to video. The blog title is a nod to an earlier era of news photography and the 4x5 Speed Graphic: It's more important to be there for the shot than to worry about technical details.

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