1903 Center Square

Woodman of World Parade on Center Square - 1903

The A. J. Wood's store was located in the corner building which later was Rex Payne.  On the corner across the street from Payne & Payne in the W.A. Bridges Building was the James T. Polley Opera House, which was very plush.  The corner where Med-Care is now located was at one time First National Bank and Dad and Lad.  John C. Rogers Drug is located next to the alley on the left side, where it operate for many years.  The occasion for the picture was a Woodman of World Parade.  One of the first insurance companies to seek business in the rural areas.  The Woodmen had a large patronage in Shelby County. 

The street are plain dirt streets.  The people picture are well dressed and the horses and buggies are first class.