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Owenton Business Owenton Business
c. 1950 c. 1965
St. Nicholas Hotel, Owenton, which was torn down in 1965

 

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Spike Thomas's in
Owenton, more here.
Hutcheson's Clothing,
Owenton
Tackett's Mens Store,
Owenton, more here.

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Owenton Business

1929 Owenton Service Station
Corner of Main & Seminary

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P & A Cox Co. &
Mitchell Wagons
Arnold & Riley Roller Mills,
West Adair Street, Owenton
Joe Glascock's Store in Owenton,
1901  It was a branch of the main
store in Williamstown

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Farmers National Bank The St. Nicholas Hotel C. T. Doty W. P. Swope, Clerk

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Allen Trout, a Louisville Courier-Journal columnist, writes about an account book from an Owenton store from 1846.  Interesting stuff.  You can read it here. A 1901 Owen Court grants a franchise to local men to build a railroad, story here.
The Kentucky Bureau of Agriculture, Labor and Statistics, in 1916-17, only lists two businesses in Owenton - certainly there were more - and show the Owenton Telephone Co had as employees 2 men and women, while the Isenberg Bros. general store employed 3 men and 9 women. “Owenton,  Ky., - The Owenton Telephone Company has been incorporated with a capital stock of $7,500.  J. U. Connvach, June Gaybe, and J. A. Johnson are the incorporators.”
  from the American Telephone Journal, December 6, 1902
Stylish millinery opens in Owenton, story here. “The co-partnership heretofore existing between Lee and Bond, as publishers of the Owen News, has been dissolved. The paper will still be carried on by E.E. Lee.” Courier-Journal, January 13, 1873
“Honaker & Lewis is the style of the newest firm in Owenton.  It is composed of Fritz Honaker and Joe Lewis, two of our enterprising and accommodating citizens.  They will hold forth in the Glasscock's building next door the Littrell's, in Court street, and will run a first-class meat, restaurant, and grocery store,  Homemade candies, fruits and vegetables of all kinds will be kept fresh on tap at all times.  Mr. Honaker was at one time associated with Mr. Barthel, the baker, and is a practical candy maker.  Mr. Lewis is the proprietor of the Farmers Hotel, but expects to retire from this business the first of the year.”
 News-Herald, December 14, 1906.

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