Photo by Diane Deaton-Street
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Photo by Diane Deaton-Street
(Diane Deaton-Street)

Congratulations to Gary Guss, Jeff, and Mike MC for correctly identifying our last sidewalk photo as Vine Street looking toward Swan Street in the Paristown Pointe neighborhood. Here’s a new photo ready for guesses in the comments.

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  1. That is Saint Joseph Street looking west toward First. That is an interesting little court which dead-ends up into I-65. I’ve always wondered what the large residence on the northside of the street was. Other than the front yard on the right, it is not shown in this picture. This street would make a great “artists enclave.”

    Also the interior alleys of this area, between 1st, St. Joseph, Oak, and Brook, have a “Fort George” area yard sale each year.


  2. I’m getting old. That is looking toward Brook, not First. And the interior alleys are between Brook, Floyd, St. Joseph, and Oak. Sorry for the senility.


  3. I just checked out your info on Kentucky BBQ, saw a link to Germantown closures and took a peek. Germantown Cafe, Goss @ Spratt, is currently undergoing extensive renovation with new owner(s). Movie rental place closure coincided with Germantown Square Kroger announcing its expansion plans – which apparently got nipped in the bud by the economy. (Kroger told customers – maybe 2 years ago? – they were going to expand the store and put in a pharmacy drive-thru. They also expressed tempered hopes that they could install gas pumps.)

  4. While the street was correctly identified as Vine Street, it is not Vine “looking toward” Swan Street. Swan street runs parallel to Vine. The photo was of Vine looking toward Breckinridge, past the Coachlamp and the rear of the Metro Government bldgs.

  5. The photo was farther north on Vine than Breckinridge. Swan Street does run roughly parallel to Vine but curves around and ends at Vine where the photo was taken at a 1-story structure where Stoneware Alley would intersect Vine as well. Here’s a map.