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North side of 100 block of E. Main Street completely restored
Campbellsville Main Street, started when it was in Green County, is now a role model for Downtown Renovation
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By Larry Smith, Operations Manager, The Big Dawg 99.9 FM
The first and "old original block" of Campbellsville Ky's Main Street renovation has been completed.
The Big Dawg building was the first building to be renovated in 2006, after that the rest of main street followed suit. The Big Dawg building was built in the mid 1840's before Taylor County was created out of Green County. So that means Campbellsville, KY was created in Green County, Taylor County was cut from Green in 1848.
Back to the buildings - Our community has a very strong sense of pride and we want our downtown to be inviting and it is.
The buildings in the block, from west to east, are the Big Dawg building, Attorney David Nunnery building, Chandler's Office Supply Warehouse in the old Lerman's Building, Attorney Bryan Bennett building, the old Bank of Campbellsville; the antique blue building, where a CPA firm will open soon; Snappy Tomato Building (temporarily closed); Tucker Jewelers; the Candy Bouquet store, and the Merle Norman Cosmetics building owned by Dr. Leslie Richardson and Pam Richardson.
An alley way between Bryan Bennett's building and the new CPA office will make a park like setting later this year.
Downtown got a residency, when Jack Pogue, of the Pogue Whisky Distillery moved into an upstairs apartment. He co-owns the building with Judge Eddie Rogers.
It's also a role-model city for our surrounding historical towns. We still have some buildings that need attention and hopefully the owners will look around and see what they can do to improve their buildings.
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