falmouth scenes

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Assembly Building, Falmouth Highway Department
Building, c. 1927
 Shelby Avenue, Looking
 West, Falmouth

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Falmouth, Kentucky
c. 1959
Falmouth, Kentucky
c. 1950
from a Facebook post by Rick Brown from a Facebook post by Greg Justice

The Arrow

 

The caption says this is the Masonic Temple, and it was, but you more likely know it as Houchen's Clothes and Shoes, operating in this location from 1939 to 1997.  It was used by the KKK and the Odd Fellows as well as the Masons.  The third floor was added later; the original building is from 1873. This image is c. 1910. Falmouth, Kentucky

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In 1914, they re-named a lot of Falmouth Streets. Old and new names here.

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Main Street Looking South Main Street Looking North

Shelby Street, 1930's

Shelby Street

 

Falmouth, Kentucky

Court Day in Falmouth

 

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Aerial Views of Falmouth
left, from a Facebook post by Denny Lipscombe
Avenue, Looking
West from Main
Shelby Avenue, Looking West
from Main, Falmouth, c. 1910

 

 

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      from a Facebook post by Emily Fisher Greene

Falmouth Street Scenes

 

Falmouth Utilities

Falmouth Utilities, 1928
Read all about the Falmouth Utility Company, here.

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Looking north
 on Main Street
Looking south
on Main Street
Falmouth Post
 Office, 1941
Shelby Avenue, Looking
 West from Main, Falmouth

 

Falmouth, Kentucky

This map is keyed to this document, which is a walking tour of
Falmouth, with details on the various buildings noted on the map.
Interesting stuff.

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“The Falmouth and Williamstown Telephone Company has completed its line from Falmouth to Boyd, which gives Falmouth telephone connections with all of the towns of central Kentucky.”    from Telephone Magazine, October, 1901 “J. R. Poindexter, Cynthiana, Ky., was awarded the contract for the constructing water  works in Falmouth for $13,793.20.”
 from Municipal Engineering, January, 1896
Falmouth is named after Falmouth, Virginia The story of the 1887 lynching of William Jackson, here. William Jennings Bryan comes to Falmouth, here
“Falmouth suffered a loss of about $40,000 early this morning and not a cent of insurance.  McDonald’s Distillery, flour mill and ware-house caught fire about two o’clock and were completely destroyed.  The fire is supposed to have been occasioned by the bursting of a column.  The machinery was new and had been in but a few weeks.  The work of rebuilding will at once be commenced.”     Covington's Kentucky Journal, Thursday, March 21, 1893
We seem to have two Falmouth Women's Club histories from 1926, here and here. A Union commander reports Falmouth Status in 1862, here. In 1917, the Falmouth Outlook ran a history of Falmouth in it's 65 Years Ago column. Read it here.
Description of Falmouth from 1853, here. The big issue at the Falmouth City Council meeting of July 22, 1925 was whether or not to turn on electrical current for the town on Sunday. It was at that time only available six days a week. They voted to turn it on,because “the shutdown on Sunday was causing a good deal of inconvenience to people of Falmouth.” Falmouth Outlook, July 24, 1925
Dr. H. C. Clark's 1928 When Falmouth Was a Babe in Swaddling Clothes is here. (pdf)  In 1928, the L & N Employees Magazine ran a feature story on Falmouth.  You can read the entire article here(pdf)  “Sneak thieves carried off about forty dollars' worth of underwear left to soak in a tub in Mr. Herold's yard, on Pike street, last night; also a half dozen chickens.”  Covington's The Ticket, on May 8, 1877,

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