f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Broadway and Main Street 1960

Posted Monday, February 7, 2011, at 7:30 AM

Southeast Missourian July 9, 1960

A parking lot to serve customers using the downtown business area soon will be constructed at this site. Buildings from the Hutson Exchange store northward to include the Brune Cleaners and old Horrell Mill are to be razed to make way for the lot. Only the fore part of the Brune Cleaners, seen at extreme left, will remain standing. The tall mill structure, Meyer Albert Building, Hutson Exchange and Town Pump on Broadway are to be removed. Announcement of the plans was made today by Downtown Parking, Inc., the parking lot corporation, composed of business firms in and around the Main Street area. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

Editor's Note:

Notice the hanging basket of roses in the upper right corner. It was next to the Buckner-Ragsdale building.


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  • like to have the Bud sign

    -- Posted by garfrank on Mon, Feb 7, 2011, at 10:46 AM
  • The Town Pump moved to the Main st site now occupied by Brousards. Rumor has it that the original neon sign with the pumping handle, seen above the Bud sign in the photo, is still there on the second floor- a real piece of Cape history.

    Another item that came from the buildings when they were destroyed was a counter top post office that sat in the general store of Seventy Six MO. It served Valentines duty in many Franklin classrooms.

    -- Posted by semowasp on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 9:48 AM
  • Cool photo but I stil lcant place it? What is in this building now? And whice street is Broadway?

    -- Posted by timexx on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 2:50 PM
  • south west corner of broadway and main. the budweiser sign is on the north side of broadway as you head to the river. It was a parking lot for years and years, now partially occupied by a large new office building that fronts main.

    -- Posted by Marion_Morrison on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 3:30 PM
  • I meant to say the photographer was standing on the south west corner of broadway and main. building on northeast corner.

    -- Posted by Marion_Morrison on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 3:31 PM
  • I believe this is the NW corner of Broadway & Main. Where the Convention & visitors bureau was housed. It is catty corner from Buckner's.

    -- Posted by howdydoody on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 5:03 PM
  • howdydoody- RIGHT! I see now. So then that big brown building on the left side, is that fancy store across from Pour House and Old Keys Music.

    -- Posted by timexx on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 5:37 PM
  • the buliding on the left is very similar to the new office building on the site

    -- Posted by darkstar on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 6:29 PM
  • Actually, the shot is taken from what used to be Hales Jewelry shooting to the north and east. Main Street runs north in front of Hutson's, the mill and Brunes.

    Broadway runs east to the river gate. The auto is parked under the Town Pump sign. Buckners, not visible in the photo, is across Broadway from the Pump.

    -- Posted by semowasp on Tue, Feb 8, 2011, at 6:59 PM
  • you can see the floodwall behind the budweiser sign. semowasp (and I) are correct.

    -- Posted by Marion_Morrison on Wed, Feb 9, 2011, at 7:22 AM