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Old 05-29-2011, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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I found a video of some WTAT ads from 1985 (when they signed on). It begins at about 5:25. Includes ads from Tom Parsell Chevrolet, WEZL, and several others. At 12:19 is an ad for Y-102, WXLY (then a country station). That is why the station is WXLY.


YouTube - ‪Local TV 1985 South Carolina North Carolina Virginia Maryland.wmv‬‏
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Old 05-30-2011, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Summerville, SC
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Tom Parsell "under the flag", his personal landmark that still stands today!

that, the kmart and ihop are the only places that still stand from back then IIRC... until u get further down where Bessingers is
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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Well, I was just thinking about this. There's a new group on Facebook (over 500 members in one day!) that wants to make a brand new drive-in movie theater in the Charleston area. The closest one now is in Beaufort, but they want to build one here.

Some we had include the North 52 drive-in, one West Ashley, and one in Moncks Corner.

Do you remember drive-ins?
Used to be the Four Mile drive-in on Meeting St. Rd.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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Sears was on Calhoun street and had escalatorsChicora high schoolCross County Road was dirtThe only IHOP in town was on Savannah Hwy
When I was in high school Sears was catty cornered from the Francis Marion Hotel. Then they built the new one behind the Francis Marion.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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I remember the crosswalk but over Calhoun @ where?
I don't think it was across Calhoun...it was a few blocks north or Calhoun. Across Mary or John or one of those I think.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:46 PM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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I did some research because that crosswalk thing was bugging me. I knew a store had one but didn't recall ever seeing a crosswalk over Calhoun St. If meks and I are thinking about the same St. Francis (there was only one in town I know of - I had 3 of my 4 kids there), the building is still there and there was never anything on Calhoun to attach a crosswalk. Besides, pretty much all that in the area was hospital stuff, plus a gas station and the old museum grounds. I think meks is right that it was Condon's that had the crosswalk and from what I read researching that store, I believe it was where Planet Smoothie is now, at the corner of King and Warren. Based on what was written, the crosswalk would've been across Warren Street, from building to building. I have a vague memory of riding down King and looking down a sidestreet to view the crosswalk. Does this sound familiar to anyone? Below is an excerpt (copied and pasted) from the website I was reading:

James F. Condon, an Irish immigrant fleeing the great Irish potato famine, opened a fabric store in 1896 at 434 King Street, bearing the family name. His wife was an expert dressmaker and would cut out and sew dresses for customers, including our first brides. In 1902 two lots across the street were purchased and a wood building built on the site in 1903. The two-story building included a store on the first floor and the family residence above. Later the Condon's shoe store was built next door. In 1912 the Condon Corporation was formed with James F. Condon as President and Treasurer. The original officers included his sons James Joseph Condon (vice president), Matthew A. Condon (secretary) and William F. Condon. In 1914 a brick building was erected at 431 King St. and additional buildings built from 1920 through 1930. The next major change initiated by the company was in 1948 when a large new facility was added to the south side of Warren St., across from the existing store...
Yes....you are correct.
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Old 06-19-2011, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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IOPbaby, thanks for doing the research on this 'cuz it was starting to bug me too after Meks' post, and I'm sure you're correct about it being over Warren St. I can still picture that crosswalk and I remember using a couple times as a child. Perhaps the crosswalk Meks is thinking about is the one that connects the old St.Francis hospital (tower addition) to a parking deck. That would be over Rutledge Ave I believe. I assume that crosswalk is still there.
I think the hospital one crosses Ashley Ave.........I think.
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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Does anyone remember, as I do, when Dorchester Rd. was dirt for several miles before it joined 17A ?
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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Interesting take on Summerville. We haven't had many mentions of them on here. 526 has been around since the early 90s, and the part in West Ashley since the early 1980s.

I'm younger, but I remember not long ago when the biggest store in the Summerville area was the one regular Wal-Mart on Main St. Now, how many Wal-Mart Supercenters are there? You have the Supercenter at North Main Market, the one at Oakbrook, the one in Goose Creek (the first super center in the area), and the one in Moncks Corner, plus the one on Rivers.
Anyone remember swimming at the Water Wheel (I think it was) outside Summerville? I think it's a catfish pond now.
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Old 06-19-2011, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Ladson, SC
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Yeah, Sonny Goldbergs. Remember that annoying rap that he had for his ads in the late 80's or early
90's, "go, Sonny, go, Sonny, go, Sonny Goldberg, go......"??? He really did have good prices though. King Street.
"Sonny Goldberg...the King St. singer"
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