Business in Walton, Kentucky

Bike Club in front of Jones Drugstore

 

Business in Walton, Kentucky

Building to the left (north) of the old Phoenix hotel was, at various
 times, a Creamery, Feed Store and Movie Theatre
you're looking across Main from what was Kentucky Auto Parts

 

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Business in Walton, Kentucky The first Krogers in Walton burned
in 1935.  It was directly across from
the Dixie State Bank Building.
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Business in Walton, Kentucky Chambers and Grubbs
Chambers and Grubbs, 1945 Chambers and Grubbs, 1947
from a Facebook post by Barbara Groger Keller

 

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   Powers Conrad's Hardware Store

 

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Edwards Hardware, across the street from, and much earlier than
Powers Conrad's store, above.  He also made and sold buggies.


 

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Boone County Chevrolet, 1930 Marvin & Marie Kendall

In 1930, they sold 500 cars a year. Read more, here.

 

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Ollie Ballard's Barber Shop

 

Business in Walton, Kentucky

Presser's Grocery Store, 1970

 

Dixie State Bank

Dixie State Bank

from the left, that's Jean Webb, Sharon Duncan, Eloise Hartman, and Helen Code Renaker

  Dixie State Bank
Sylvia Spegal, Jimmy Spencer, Helen Code Renaker, Jean Webb, and Sharon Duncan 

Dixie State Bank

Interior, Dixie State Bank
(The picture is a test of the security camera.  From the left, that's the security technician, Helen Code, and James W. Spencer.) Thanks to Richard Robinson for the image.

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“Modern” Dixie State Bank Check Walton Bank and
 Trust Co.
Walton Perpetual Building & Loan Association

 

 Business in Walton, Kentucky

This later day ugliness was earlier the Walton Post Office.
Dr. Waller's office  ( previously the Post Office, earlier still the original
Dixie State Bank), is on the left,  Stephens Restaurant  was on the right.

 

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Walton Garage
west side of Main Street
The End of Walton Garage
April 9, 1971

 

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This building, south of the Bank, was a bar and liquor store
 under several owners, including Bob and Jo Stephenson.  When torn down, they
 found it had earlier been the Walton Bank and Trust Company, 1897
(see sign,  below).

 

   Business in Walton, Kentucky

Carved Stone on top of former Walton Bank and Trust Co.

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The Walton Deposit Bank History, from 1903, is here. The Walton Equitable Bank history,  from 1930,  is here.

Walton Deposit Bank and Walton Equitable merged in February, 1929.  The  Depression saw this merged bank go under and taken over by Dixie State  Bank on July 6, 1936.  Dixie had opened it's doors on February 27, 1928.

The building you are apt to know as Dixie State (15 N. Main) was originally the Walton Equitable Building.  The original Dixie State Bank building is further south  on Main Street, on the east side of the street. Both were built by noted area builders George P. Nicholson & Sons. Read more about it here.

Walton Equitable had a fire in 1929, which you can read about here

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Business in Walton, Kentucky

Inside Stephens Restaurant

The waitress on the far left is Helen Gillespie later Mrs. Nick Welsh.  The couple at the table are Rev. Jack and Jewel Irvin.  Photo by Cameron Brakefield.

 

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  Stephens Restaurant
When torn down, it was discovered that it was an
 old log cabin.  On Main, across from Depot Street.

 

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Main Street Scene, 1939

West Side of Main

Preston and Pat Art's
Boone County Drugs
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Cliff Ryan's Hardware and Dry
Goods, 1949. Believe to be Jack
Berkshire on  the sidewalk.
Elliot's Hardware Store,
c 1940's. Benny Elliot's first
store was in Bracht
 

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Walton, Ky., - The Consolidated Telephone Company of Walton, Kentucky, of which W. G. Black is general manager, is re-building the telephone lines and establishing a trunk line, metallic circuit, between Walton and Warsaw. This will, when completed, connect this territory by long-distance service with Louisville and Cincinnati. Mr. Black announces that he will rebuild all of the lines of the Gallatin County Telephone Company, which he recently purchased from Harold Brown, and make his system of the best.”  From Telephony, Vol. 59, 1910, p. 471. “COVINGTON— Word was received here that masked “night riders” fired the barn owned by William Ramsley in the center of Walton, Boone county. The barn contained 65,000 pounds of tobacco belonging to Noah Glasscock, a farmer. The Continental Tobacco company, it is said, had made a bid for the tobacco. Coal oil was thrown over the building, and several citizens claim they 'saw masked men ride rapidly away on horseback.” Los Angeles Herald, Volume 35, Number 10, 12 October 1907

The newspaper The Walton Observer published its last issue in December of 1893. There are no known extant copies of any of the issues.

Claude Powers defends his store, here.

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