LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – This is a look at East Central Avenue, the north side of Downtown Lafollette. The ADRO Building housed Riggs Drugs, Shelby’s 5-10-25 cent store and the Agee & Walter Furniture & Appliance.

Next door is the Winkler Building, home of Winkler’s Drugs and the last in this image is Shelby’s Grocery Store.

In later years, Mrs. Shelby sold the 5 &10 to Bill Hutson. It then became Hutson’s Variety Store, and Agee & Walter’s moved to up and across the street on West Central Avenue. Cato’s opened in the building Agee & Walters vacated.

Shelby’s Grocery moved to 1st Street in about 1964, and its vacant spot on East Central became National 5-10-25. Pyro Shows now occupies the 1st Street building Shelby’s building. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 10/26/2023-6AM)

One Reply to “A look on the north side of Central on Throwback Thursday”

  1. The ADRO building was built by business partners, Dr Adam, DDS and James Rogers of Speedwell. They also built the ADRO hotel located on South side of Central Av. James was also the father of Icie Rogers Russell. She ran the Russell Hotel with her husband, Charlie, for years and owned the Lafollette Home. James was my Great Grandfather.

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