S.S. Kresge & Company (250 West Main, Lexington, KY). This is a colored pencil drawing of the snack bar that was located at the back of this Kresge store. The sit-down counter was toward the front of the store. I remember my grand parents taking me and my sister to all the dime stores on Main Street whenever they came down from Illinois for a visit.
This store was in the block between Upper and Mill on Main Street and a back entrance from Water Street. From the candy counters, to notions, toys, clothing and general household items, these stores stayed fairly busy. Kresge became K-Mart and moved their stores out of downtown's and into a more suburban setting.
This photograph caught my attention and it was perfect to a colored pencil drawing. I liked doing the reflective surfaces and the different textures of laminate, chrome, tiles, signs and mirrors, these where nice challenges for me.
This original art is available at
2573 Richmond Road, French Quarter Square, Suite 360
Used with permission from Audio-Visual Archives, University of Kentucky Libraries.
96PA101: [identification of item], Collection on Lafayette Studios, University of Kentucky Archives.
September 11th, 2016
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