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June 28, 2019

     Last year, I was writing a new blog every few weeks. Then, I decided to write a children's book. After months of writing the book and getting it published, it was Christmas time. After that, I just got out of the routine of writing and I am hoping to get it g...

July 22, 2018

     Originally, 910 and 912 Indiana was one building and was split into two businesses later on. It was another building that began with a different address than it has today. The Olympic Theater was built in 1919 and the address was 908-910 Indiana Ave.

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June 25, 2018

       On my Downtown Darkside Tour, when we stop at this  building, I ask the crowd to raise their hand if they have never heard of a 5 & 10 cent store. I am very surprised that the younger people in the crowd have no idea what it was. I tell them...

May 31, 2018

     At at one time, Miller - Ferguson and The Olympic

Fruit/Food Store, which I told about in my previous post,

took up several of the current store fronts, eventually

being split up into several businesses. So that I don't

repeat what was in this store in th...

May 30, 2018

This is the last of the 3 little buildings that once stood in the area of 916-918 Indiana Ave. At times, it was 3 businesses and at other times there were only two businesses in this little area. It started out as Star Furniture as shown in the photo below. By 1921 it...

May 18, 2018

      This next business is going to have the same pictures as the last business because this one story building was built and then divided into several businesses. The addresses changed so it's possible that one business occupied 2 parts of the buildings and at o...

May 8, 2018

    918 Indiana is another confusing building. It was built early on, demolished and then replaced by new modern buildings. The addresses are so confusing, it seems like it had a different address every year, but in 1922 it was Liberty Tailors and Liberty Hat Co....

April 28, 2018

     This next building has been an adventure to say the least. Trying to figure out when it was built has been quite a challenge. 

     The first building on this property was actually a church, I have always been told it was the first location for the First...

April 13, 2018

    I have taken a detour from the downtown buildings because of a discovery I made.  I went to the County Clerk's office this week and found some amazing original town plat maps. I thought the town started in what is today, the downtown area. It did not! 

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March 25, 2018

     This next building is a little harder to research because

through the years, it changed addresses. Currently, it is

World Finance at 928 Indiana. The only constant with this

building is that the upper floors were the American Hotel,

which I will write ab...