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The Strand and the The Star in Russell Springs, KY



2009-04-24 - Jamestown & Russell Springs, KY - Photo submitted by Ed Polston.
On June 26, 2008; ColumbiaMagazine.com ran the photos above with this caption:
CAN ANY READER HELP? Ed Polston sent these two photos and wrote, "I found these pictures among my deceased Sister's pictures. Doe anyone know where the Strand Theatre was located. I know the Star is in Russell Springs." If anyone has more details on the photos, please send the information to ColumbiaMagazine.com. Were they both in Russell Springs? One of the vehicles appears to be a 1951 Ford. But it's hard to make out the guy in the doorway of the doorway of the market on the left. And letters on the hanging sign are hard to make out. A barber shop? "Talt Jones?"
Now Kyle Hadley, a member of the Russell County Arts Council and a sophomore at Lindsey Wilson College, has submitted a detailed history on the two buildings. The top one, he says, was The Strand Theater in Jamestown. The bottom one is of A.V. Luttrell's theater, The Star, in Russell Springs, on which construction started in 1949, and which, in February 2010, with be able to celebrate six decades of top entertainment for the people of Russell and surrounding counties. New Information David Hill wrote Sunday, 14 December 2014, that the Strand, too was in Russell Springs, and the white frame building in the middle right of the frame was Talt Montgomery's Barber Shop. (Top Photo).

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