No one has mentioned Bell's Bakery. When a building is gone I forget so fast what was there. I don't know how long that place was there but it was a popular hang out.Where Annetta's Flowers and Cox Dentistry is now behind McDonald's...there was a short lived bakery
and for a short time, a Mexican restaurant.
I have enjoyed this thread, the stories, and how much the town has changed. When you have so many people that have stayed in the area all their lives you can really wake up the memories. The architecture of our buildings downtown show more than age and neglect. It is fun to imagine the buildings transformed back in time with your stories.
I grew up in a city in California that had one or two preserved historical buildings that I can remember. There was an old district of the town that dates to late 1800s. Anything in KY has 100 years on any history in CA! My old school mates have all moved on and no one in my town can appreciate what was way back when because they are all from some where else, far far away.
People here want to see their town progress with the alcohol ordinance, and new industry. I come from a very progressive, fast paced, gigantic city where alcohol flows freely, marijuana is in vending machines, and there are many choices of modes of travel to get anywhere. It's not all that. I appreciate the history of Campbellsville. I hope Main Street will be preserved. If not at least your memories can keep it alive.
Thank you all for your posts!