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Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky

Extreme North Main,
Williamstown, c. 1910

Main Street, Looking
North, Williamstown

 

Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky
I.O.O.F. Building,
Williamstown 
I.O.O.F. Building,
January 12, 1912
The Williamstown
Post Office
Main Street Looking South, 1908

 

Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky
Main Street, 1915 Main Street, 1915 Main Street Looking North, 1908
to Mr. J. R. Roland, Rt. #1, Mason, Ky.  Dear Father,
I will write you to let you know I am all O.K. Hope you
are lots better by now. How are you getting along in
your crop? I want you to write soon with many kisses.
Your daughter
 To Miss Florence Bolhnhouse, Glenford, Ohio.  
Dear Sister, Was very much surprised to  hear
of your marriage.  Hope to hear from you be
sure to write.  Clara.
to Miss Mamie C Love, Grand View, Indiana,
 Miss Love: I have received your most highly
 appreciated card for which I wish to thank
you.  Stella Morgan

 

Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky

Main Street, Williamstown, 1941
 Dear Anna, Having a dandy time.  I don't
 feel like I want to go back to old
 Cincy.  Regards from Elmer. JWS

 

Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky
East Side of Main Street,
Williamstown, circa 1908
Grant County Motors
Main St and US 25, 1947
Main and High Street,
 Williamstown, 1909

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Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky

These are all in the heart of Williamstown, from 1969

 

Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky

  Wigginton's Department Store, Williamstown, Ky

The Wigginton Building housed Brown's Clothing Store, Wigginton & Rowland's Women's Apparel, and Caldwell Brothers Grocery on the first floor; Marianne's Beauty Shoppe and dance studio in the basement; and nine apartments upstairs on the night it burned down: November 29, 1983.

Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky

Wigginton & Rowland's
from a 1987 print by Kline D. Shipp

 

The Johnson House Hotel was on the same corner later occupied by Wigginton's.  It opened in 1866.  This image is c. 1890.

 

Main Street, Williamstown, Kentucky

Moving Down US 25.

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“The Southern Railway has put two new Diesel engines into service which pass through
Williamstown twice daily.  No. 15, which goes south t 7:45 a.m. and No. 16, which passes at
7:30 p.m. en route north are both powered by Diesels.  Both trains stop here.” 
Grant County News, February 21, 1941.
1898 article says there used to be 100 bicycles
an hour on Main Street.  Read it here.
Feud fights it out on Main street in
1909, story here.

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