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Carrollton Loose Leaf
Tobacco Warehouse, c. WWI
Inside the Tobacco
Warehouse, 1934
Growers Tobacco
 Warehouse, 1975

 

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G. G. and Mary Woods Store in Carrollton, c. 1960

 

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Thanks to Suzanne Shepherd for sending us these two pictures of the Carroll County Telephone Operators, c. 1920’s.  They're partially identified here.

 

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C. S. Griffith, Produce and Feed, 
Thanks to James Lee Cobb III for this image
The Carrollton Tobacco Redryer
Interior and Exterior
Halmess Blacksmith Shop

 

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OK Supply Company
4th & Seminary
Grobmyer’s Livery Stable F. M. Golden's Livery Stable

 

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Richland Theatre, Carrollton
The poster is c. 1945

What traveling companies were told about
Carrollton's Richland Opera House, in 1901,  is here.

 

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Interior of Glauber’s Store, c. 1890 John Glauber Glauber’s Store, 1975

The Courier-Journal noted: “Glauber’s Shoe Store might be the oldest in the state, maybe even in the nation.  It opened in 1863, with five cobblers making the shoes.  When the Industrial Age rolled around, the store turned to factory-made shoes. . . .The family business is the oldest continuous customer of the International Shoe Company.”

 

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The Amelia Cafe Martin’s Nursery, 2 miles
east of Carrollton, c. WWII
An L&N picture from 1943
showing the Nugent Sand
& Gravel Co.
Carrollton Woolen Mills, 1876

 

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Houghton House Hotel Howe Brothers Morley Brothers

Read about the
Houghton House here. (pdf)

Read about the
Howes here. (pdf)

Read about
Morley's here. (pdf)
The three are all circa 1895-96.

 

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The Barker Businesses

And then there was Barker's laundry. And his electric plant, here.

 

Carrollton, Kentucky Siesdorfer Bros.
Read about the Carrollton
Pants Factory, 1891, here.
Seisdorfer Brothers
“The One Price Store”

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J. J. Blessing,
Butcher, Packer
Itemized Receipt from
J. E. Geier, Grocer

 

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Carrollton Furniture
M'f'g Co, 1900
 
Disken & Nieemborg, 1885
 
Adkinson Brothers
 
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Houghton House Hotel Nick Pumice, Fruit Dealer, c, 1908

Adkinson Brothers
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John M. Smith
Fine Tailoring

 

Grobmeyer Coal

 

Howe Brothers Department Store

 

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Carrollton Roller Mills, 1901 T. W. Disken, 1901 Howe Brothers Department Store

 

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The Poppy Shop Gaines Drug Store,
Carrollton
Fifth Street Scene,
Carrollton, 1929

Riley’s Men Wear

 

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Carrollton Furniture
 Factory
 
Carrollton Furniture Factory,
 c. 1896
 
Carrollton Furniture Factory
More about this scene is here.
 

Detailed information about the original furniture factory, and the story of how it came to be, in 1883,
can be found here

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Another 1880's feature on the furniture factory is here. (pdf)

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Items from their catalog are here.


And how one furniture manufacturer's scandal (“Shoots Girl in Taxicab”) caused his demise, here.

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“The manufacture of tobacco hogsheads in Carrollton has become a business of no small importance.  Two mills give almost their undivided attention to their manufacture,  Baker, Ginn, & Co., have made at their mill, and sold, over four thousand hogsheads this year.” From Covington’s Daily Commonwealth, September 1, 1879, quoting the Carrollton Democrat.
“I learn that Harper's mill and distillery at Carrollton was struck by lightening yesterday morning, and destroyed by fire.  Captain Klim made a narrow escape from being killed; he was terribly shocked.  No insurance.”  Cincinnati Enquirer, June 25, 1866

“The old livery stable, corner Main and Fourth, was torn down this week to make room for the handsome block which M. I. Barker is to erect forthwith. The stable was built by John Langstaff in 1865 - his first job after he came out of the army.”  Carrollton Democrat, July 16, 1898

“On Friday last, the store-house of Wm. Lawrence, in Carrollton, Ky., was consumed by fire. A keg of gunpowder, in an adjoining room exploded, injuring a young man named Metcalf quite severely. Mr. Lawrence saved his goods. Loss about $3,000.” Vevay's Indiana Reveille, June 24, 1857
“The Independent is the name of a paper just started in Carrollton. It is a small sheet, but presents quite a neat appearance.” Courier-Journal, December 25, 1875
“The Louisville Courier learns that the hog cholera continues to prevail to an alarming extent along the Kentucky river, and the Ohio as far up as Portsmouth. At a distillery in Gallatin county no less than 400 hogs died in two pens in less than a week. At the Carollton distillery the deaths among the hogs are fearfully on the increase, and the same fatality prevails in Mason county. The owners of these hogs in most cases “try” them up into what is termed grease, which is sold to the stearine candle makers at about nine cents per pound.” Frank Leslie's Weekly, May 2, 1857.
“[Carrollton newspaper editor] John Wright has evidently determined upon a bachelor's life or the Carrollton Independent would never offer such advice as this: ‘We advise girls to select out husbands as a shrewd boy chooses his apple. Take a good-looking, plump, lively fellow, or none.’” Courier-Journal, February 5, 1876
Col. Thomas Wright (relation to above?) writes a history of Carrollton newspapers, here. The story of the new factory producing maple syrup is here.

“A destructive fire occurred at Carrollton, Ky., Sunday.  One-half of the most valuable block of buildings in the center of town was destroyed.  The principal sufferers are Messrs. Thurman, Martin, Booker, and Hamilton & Smith.  The amount of losses is not stated.” from the New York Times, September 22, 1874

“The Carrollton brick yard is burning two kilns of 450,000 brick and is preparing to make 225,000 more this season.  They can make 40,000 per day with their new machinery and the brick are as smooth as a planed plank and look like pressed brick.”  Carrollton Democrat, September 1, 1898

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Jett Brothers Distilling Company Jett Brothers Distilling Plat, 1910
Jett Brothers sponsor Carrollton’s
 new Electric Lights, here.
Before the electric lights, they put in
 gas lights, in 1869, details here.

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The Sebree Tobacco Bed Burner

 

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Standards Materials,
1962
CooPar Quality Concrete Co,
Carrollton, 1956
Shell Station, corner of
 US 42 & Worthville Road

 

Drive In

The Riverview
from a Facebook post by Mike Courtney

 

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A boring aerial view, but you can see
the old Drive-In, in the upper right, 1962.
Metal and Thermit
Corporation April, 1958

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“Carrollton, Ky., Dec. 19. - The Fiscal Court this evening bought the three remaining toll turnpikes in this county, a total of twenty-four miles at the price of $21,000.  The gates will be thrown open tomorrow.” The Earlington (Ky.) Bee, December 22, 1898 “The distilleries of Messrs. Root & Co., and Mr. Snyders, at Carrollton, were  destroyed by fire last night, together with all the contents and a large number of hogs.  The loss is estimated at $100,000.”  NY Times, July 8, 1854
A little more here.
An older history of Carroll newspapers is here. Carrollton's George Winslow written up here.
“The first shipment of 100,000 brick for the new capitol building at Frankfort was made by the Carrollton Brick Company last week, by barge, per steamer Mabel.” from the Warsaw Independent, May 5, 1906 “A sample of white sugar was on exhibition at the store of Hamilton and Smith on Saturday, May 29, 1869.  It was the first granulated and loaf white sugar ever brought to Carrollton.” 
 from a 1929  clipping from an unidentified newspaper
“J. B. Rollin's ice plant was destroyed by fire early today.  the loss is estimated at $8,000.  The fire was supposed to have been of incendiary origin.” 
Cincinnati Enquirer
, April 7, 1915
“A part of the woolen factory owned by John Howe & Sons was destroyed by fire to-day at one o'clock, while the hands were at dinner and the watchman left in charge.  the picker-house, about ten feet apart from the main factory, took fire and was entirely consumed,  Loss about $4,000, and insured for $2,700.”  Cincinnati Enquirer, November 23, 1878
Woolen Factory fire of 1878, here.
Owner of the Carroll House buys the Elm Tree House in 1869, here. Some labor statistics from 1917 Carrollton, here.
“The roller skating rink was opened to the public last Saturday night, about two dozen pairs of skates having arrived that day.  The rink has had liberal patronage since the opening and bids fair to be a great success.  It will be kept open every night until ten o’clock and will also be open during the day to those who desire to practice.  Wednesday was “ladies day” and the way the ladies pounded that floor was a caution.  The price of admission to the rink is ten cents and twenty-five cents for admission and the use of skates.”  Carrollton Democrat, January 17, 1885. “The initial number of the Carrollton Commercial has just landed on our table.  It is a neat, clean, seven-column folio, engineered by J. W. Broyles, at Carrollton, Ky.  It is Republican in tone and is dressed throughout in homespun, and, according to the salutatory it is like a patent pill: bound to benefit everyone who takes it whether he believes in it or not.  We wish Brother Broyles abundant success, and have placed the Commercial on the X list [for mutual exchange]. The Earlington (Ky.) Bee, December 22, 1898

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The 1883 story of the opening of R. H. Stanton's new planing mill is here.

“At three o'clock in the morning, the large sawmill of Ginn & Stanton, in Carrollton, was burned, without a cent of insurance.  Loss, $10,000.  The origin of the fire is unknown.  It was one of the largest and best equipped mills in northern Kentucky.” from the Williamstown Courier, November 3, 1892

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