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September 6, 2013

Flashback Friday – Buses Straddle the New Southtown Famous Barr

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Were you able to guess when this week’s Flashback Friday photo was taken?

The Southtown Famous-Barr store at Kingshighway and Chippewa opened in August 1951, two months after the Southampton streetcar line closed. Abandoned tracks are in the left foreground, together with bus 3105 on the replacement service, seen here on September 15, 1951. Frequencies on the Kingshighway and Chippewa bus lines were increased with the store’s opening, both lines giving direct-to-the-door service.

Photo courtesy of the Museum of Transportation.

Happy Friday!

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