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Louisville Landmark

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Jay M.

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Louisville Landmark

by Jay M. » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:43 pm

Check out this 1959 photo - just around the corner from the present-day relocated Lou Lou the First, Havana Rumba, Jack's Lounge, Equus, ... (And you thought the natives were just joshin')

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And, a more recent aerial view of the structure....(Equus is at extreme top left corner of photo)

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Re: Louisville Landmark

by Bill R » Sat Dec 06, 2008 4:52 pm

Cool!! Maybe we should post photos of the dirty Krogers, lest people think its an urban myth. :D
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Re: Louisville Landmark

by Deb Hall » Sat Dec 06, 2008 8:55 pm

Great pics, Jay! I really love the picture I can now get in my head about that area, back when...( I didn't move here until 1997).

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Re: Louisville Landmark

by TP Lowe » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:33 am

Love it, Jay. It brings such life to the phrase "you know where the old Sears was, right?"!
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Re: Louisville Landmark

by Megan Watts » Sun Dec 07, 2008 10:09 am

That's too funny! My husband and I were just talking about how people always use that store when giving directions. I moved here in 2002 and I can't tell you how many times I would hear about the "old sears building". People here give directions based on things that don't exist anymore..it's so frustrating!
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Re: Louisville Landmark

by Mark Head » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:26 am

We spent Friday nights at Sears with dinner in the coffee shop and a bag of chocolate covered raisons to take home. That was a 60s tradition....thanks for posting that great photo.
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Re: Louisville Landmark

by Steve Shade » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:38 am

My only complaint about the constant referring to "the old Sears building" is that I am so damned old that I remember walking across the field before it was even thought of that had an old abandoned house that was widely reputed to be haunted.

Maybe the building is still haunted.
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Re: Louisville Landmark

by Gayle DeM » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:45 am

Thanks for the memories, Jay. Although not a native Louisvillian nor a native Kentuckian. I remember many a trip to the old Sears building (as well as the downtown Stewart's when we moved to Danville in '76. Having moved from the Twin Cites (Mpls./St. Paul) I was having serious "big town" withdrawal.
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