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Early Bellevue Ferry Little Jim,
the Bellevue Ferry
401 Fairfield,
Peoples Mutual Building
Association, 331 Fairfield
Avenue, Bellevue

George Groat, Bellevue ferryman

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Otto G. Wahle's Bowling Alleys, Bellevue, c. 1910
on the southeast corner of Taylor and Walnut


The Ice Man

Bellevue & Dayton Ice Man
On Poplar in Bellevue
from a Facebook post by Barbara Sparks Rawe


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Cement Block Factory, Bellevue
 near present day site of 6th Street and I-471 Overpass
Thanks to K. Sutkamp for the above picture!


Bellevue to get a new Depot in 1892? Here.


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Grote Manufacturing In later years, this building
would be known as
The Avenue Restaurant.
The Central Cafe, John
Lehmann, Proprietor
  Raid at the Avenue Club.  



“The Only Newspaper Published in Bellevue”
From a Facebook post by Tom Poe



Krogers, 308 Walnut, c. WWII
From a Facebook post by Judy Robinson Cederholm, whose Father, David Morgan Robinson, is on the left


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A Kroger's on the right, 300-308 Walnut, c. 1920

"These properties were built by my great-grandfather, John Butcher in the late 1800's. They consisted of the corner property (with a store fronting on Walnut St., offices in the rear with entrance from Taylor Ave, and an apartment above); the adjacent property with the sign "ED BRAUN'S BOWLING ALLEYS."; and the two houses at 306 and 308 Walnut Street. My grandfather Ed Braun (whom I affectionately called "Pop"), is the man third from left in the picture. He and/or my grandmother Irene lived at 308 Walnut until her death in 1974. My family lived with them during and after WWII. My great-aunt Anna Butcher lived in the house at 306 Walnut most of her life until 1970. My granddad's bowling alleys also had been a tavern until Prohibition. He sold (lost?) the property due to Prohibition and the Depression. It became the WE Tavern sometime after Prohibition was repealed." from a Facebook item added by John Drach


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The Bellevue Bank,
 c. 1910
The Campbell County
Bank, Bellevue


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The Campbell County Bank, Bellevue
H. A. Rogers, President

The Campbell County Bank was acquired by the Fort Thomas Bank in 1959.  Campbell County Bank celebrated its 50th anniversary in 1953. It was chartered on January 16, 1903. The original incorporation papers, including a stockholder list, is here (pdf).



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Wm. A. Ulmer,
Plumber, 1902
The Toggery Shop, 1911
 321 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue
 front and back
Matchbook from the Avenue Nite Club
181 Fairfield Avenue, Bellevue
F. W. Petri, Florist
238 Fairfield


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Casket Car, Cunningham
& Dobbling, Bellevue,
 c. 1920
Bellevue Fire Dept #1, in
the Balke Opera House,
 c. 1900
Wm. Schaufle, Hardware
& Cutlery, 149 Fairfield Avenue, 1902.
401 Fairfield
from a Facebook post by
Barbara Sparks Rawe


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Ray Leurck's Gas Station,
 147 Fairfield, c. 1949
Schulkers' Pharmacy, 1922
Fairfield avenue and Van Voast
building built circa 1915. Later,
Al Technow's pharmacy.
Petrie's Floral Co., 1922
238 Fairfield Avenue
Schmidt Shoe
 Repair, 1922


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The Dry Goods & Notions store of Bernard and Anna Hater in Bellevue, Note a nice display of postcards on the door at left. A barber pole is next to the doorway at right. The Haters lived at 336 Taylor Avenue, and the street sign mounted on the right side of the building does say "Taylor," so we assume that they lived in the house at left or in the space above the store.


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The Old Homestead, 1922, Fairfield and Dayton. The Old Homestead was a hall used for entertainments, gambling, private parties and society meetings. Barney Sproehle, proprietor

The Old Homestead,
Fairfield and O'Fallon
“Sporting Events By Wire”

In 1905, the Sproehle family purchased the building and it became a hotel and restaurant. The building was listed as Barney’s Old Homestead through the 1930s until 1970 when the name was shortened to the Old Homestead. In 1980, Walter Gruner purchased the property and ran it as an antique store until 1993 when it was sold. Barney's
713 Fairfield, Barney's


Loyal Cafe Menu

The Loyal Cafe Menu, c. 1970


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Sylvia Theatre, 1922
Fairfield Avenue
Employee's at National
Colortype, Bellevue
manufacturers of Fire
Ball Reflector Buttons


NK Truck Rental Chinn's
Patchen and Fairfield Ave across from the Bellevue Vets Club.
Was a gas station, and later on a liquor store.
Thanks to Thomas Rouse and Don Sturgeon for the background.
Chinn's Auto Sales
from a Facebook post Gary Chinn


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Bellevue Dime Store. That's owners Ed and Fran Wray with daughter Barbara in the b&w image. Big thanks to son Bill Wray for sending us these.


Whitehouse Deli

The Whitehouse Deli
Taylor and Division, September 19, 1978
From a Facebook post by Dennis Mains, who appears in the picture.


Background on the sternwheeler Bellevue, here.