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The following 12 photos are provided by Jim Calloway.
Goad's Texaco Station - 1950s
Photo by Elmer Hinton, Staff Photographer, The Nashville Tennessean
Larry Riggsbee writes: I grew up in the grocery store, Cash & Carry, (present City Hall), next to Goad's Texaco. The gentleman in the center [white hat with black band] is Walter Moore; he owned Moore Motor Company next door, Desoto, Chrysler, Plymouth. I had a 1955 Plymouth as a first car, used more oil than gas.
This picture is of the North side of Main Street (formerly Depot Street) and was made probably in the late 1890's. The first building became Moore & Earhart in the early 1900s. The second building was the Portland Bank in 1903 and was not burned in the 1909 fire because of the alley (still there today) between it and building #1. The third building was J.A. Dawson's store in the early 1900s. The fourth building is probably the oldest brick store in town and is still standing. It had three windows upstairs at that time, but a new front was put on later with only two windows. In my days it was the Western Auto store. The fifth building was at one time Fred Brizendine's sweet shop (1930s maybe) and later Young's Drug store. The sixth building was Moore & Moore and later the J.E. Kerley building. Then there is the Railroad and Depot and another building across Russell Street where the News Examiner is now located. [Photo and description courtesy of Allen Haynes.]