f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

Main Street Christmas

Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at 12:00 AM

This downtown scene in Cape Girardeau was shot by G.D. Fronabarger in the early 1950s.

The 1954 city directory lists these stores which can be seen on the east side of North Main Street at Independence:

Hutson Furniture Co., 2-4; Western Auto Supply, 6; Bahn Bros. Hardware, 10-14; Montgomery Ward, 18-24; Ross Young & Sons clothing, 24.

On the west side these stores can be seen:

F.W. Woolworth Co., 1-3; J.C. Penney Co., 5-7; J.J. Newberry Co., 11-15; Schiff's Big Shoe Store, 17; Gately's Department Store, 19; Brokerage Department Store, 25-27.

Here is a previous blog of downtown Christmas shoppers.


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