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If you drive to see it, it’s more than just sad looking. It’s doomed.
The Strand can be seen to the lower right in this postcard view of the Keith’s Theater. (Best viewed in the large size.)
It took a while to figure out where this one had been located. It has since been home to a dairy and a dentist.
I think 47520 is an Indiana zip code.
When the Ferguson was a flea market, my friends and I would go once a month to see what deals we could scare up. This would have been 1979-81. One guy bought a pair of 6x9 speakers for his Duster for the astronomical price of $25. I couldn’t believe how he was throwing money around that day. The guys who were selling them out of the back of a truck were pretty seedy looking and he had us write the license number of the truck down in case he was getting ripped off. They actually turned out to be pretty decent speakers. As a kid I watched one of the Fred MacMurray Flubber movies here. It was quite a drive and I’m not sure why we made it. The Pike 27 was just ten minutes from our house.
Sorry about the brevity, but there was no parking available and I was due to pick my daughter up from skating practice.
Nice find. ;–)
Hank, when will you be ready to fill us in on the Auto-Deco teaser?
I’ll get back for more pics when I have more time.
New nighttime photos. Now I have to make a daytime trip.
The Michael Stipe reference was probably something to do with the REM song “(Don’t Go Back To) Rockville”. I don’t believe this was about Rockville, Indiana.
Just an empty lot now.