Park Plaza Courts Nashville, TN
Could this be it?park plaza courtsU.S. Highways 41 & 70 South
Nashville, Tenn.
Phone ALpine 6-8112

This was a little promotional date book that a local TV repairman used to keep track of his business briefly in 1957.
parkplazacourts002parkplazacourts003Lizzie Humble AL5-6859  BR7-4003
parkplazacourts004A list of tubes kept in the car.
parkplazacourts005Evidently Nettie Ruth’s radio needed 2 capacitors, 1 tube and a pilot bulb.

Anthony’s Pure Milk Company

Anthony’s Pure Milk delivery truck from 1937.  Yes, Virginia, men in uniforms would deliver clear glass bottles of milk to your front step every morning in that now vanished time, and cart off your empty bottles.  Those bottles were very thick and quite difficult to break, so they could be sterilized and reused.  Lem Jones is the Anthony’s milkman on the left; the assistant on the right is unknown.

A cousin born in 1934 wrote about Lem Jones:
“Although I can’t picture Lem now in my mind, I do remember that … he worked at Anthony Milk, and I could stop by (it was close to our Fatherland Street address) and he would give me chocolate milk. I could always recognize if the milk was Anthony’s and wouldn’t drink anything else. Later, I learned that I “liked” cod liver oil and that Anthony put cod liver oil in their milk. Funny the things that you remember. ”
Interesting, but I have no way now of confirming if Anthony’s milk was ever “fortified” in this manner (Lem Jones is since deceased). Might it be they were compelled to stop using additives and thereafter became “Anthony’s Pure Milk”?
– William W. Weems


Anthony's Pure Milk Company Woodland Dt

Anthony’s Pure Milk Company Woodland St


Vanderbilt University – Commodore Yearbook (Nashville, TN) – Class of 1929

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Crate from Anthony’s Pure Milk-Image courtesy Allison

Anthony’s Milk was established in 1927 and sold to Rock City Ice Cream in 1965.


Thanks to Carol Robertson White for her contributions to this post.

Chocolate ShopPicture from Flickr Here

The Chocolate Shop

<–Is that one of those Seeburg 1947 Trashcan Jukeboxes?

written on the reverse of the above photograph.

“The Chocolate Shop” Franklin Road Nashville, Tenn- (Jerry’s place)owner

I was born and raised in Nashville. My parents were not natives, but each moved to Nashville at such a young age that this city has always been home. I grew up listening to stories about the legendary banana splits that Jerry fixed for my mother when she was pregnant with me. (Her doctor had advised her to gain weight at some point during the pregnancy.)When I saw the original post about The Chocolate Shop, I showed it to my Dad, and he wrote up the following recollections:In the late 1940s, the Anderson family lived on Sweetbriar Ave. a few doors east of Belmont Blvd. They owned Candyland at the corner of Church St. and 7th Ave. N. A relative owned Candyland, now Vandyland, on West End Ave. Jerry Georges, the brother of Mrs. Anderson, came from Greece to work at the West End store. He had served as a soldier in the Greek Army in WWII. When Pete Stumb vacated the restaurant at the corner of Franklin Rd and Berry Rd, Jerry decided to open The Chocolate Shop in that space. I used a truck to help move large copper kettles and marble slabs that he used to make candy. When I came to work everyday in a factory behind the shop at five in the morning, I would pitch pebbles at an upstairs window, where he then lived above the shop. Later I would come back there for breakfast. He later married Helen who moved in with him. His ice cream was so rich that it would cling to the roof of your mouth. When the Communists took over Greece, Jerry’s older brother, Dino, a lawyer and “congressman”, had to escape that country or risk execution. He and his two sons came and moved in with Jerry and Helen. One of the sons was named Yannie who later opened a restaurant by that name in Green Hills. Eventually Jerry and Helen moved to Chattanooga. Ultimately I-65 took over the location in the late 60s. The Andersons had two daughters named Angela and Bessie, both of whom I knew and attended school with me. They worked some in both shops. I believe Angela married Nick Morris, who became Jerry’s partner. Later, Nick left to open the Sweet Shop at Hillsboro and Capers Ave. Today, The Sportsman’s Grille occupies that location.


Bijou Theater

Bijou Theater

423 4th Avenue North

From CinemaTreasures: Built on the site of the former Adelphi/Grand Opera House, the Bijou was the Nashville flagship of the Bijou Amusement Company, one of the first African American theatre chains in the south. For close to forty years, the theatre featured both live performance and film until it was razed in 1957 for construction of the new Municipal Auditorium.


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