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Steve Coomer remembers homeroom in the old cannery

Comments re photo 76637 Columbia cannery for public use opened in 1943

Steve Coomer writes:
In the school year of 1968-69, due to overcrowding, we had homeroom and classes under the tutelage of Mrs. Copenhaver in the cannery. We were there waiting for the opening of John Adair. When it rained we would have standing water on the floor! - Steve Coomer
Thanks, Steve Coomer. With everything so gone from the old Columbia Graded & High School Campus, maybe we'd better tell people where that cannery building was located - on what is the current campus of Adanta. Best I could describe it would be the second building toward town from the intersection of Yates Street & Woody Avenue, Columbia, KY. The first building nearest Yates Street was the Shop or 'Ag' Building, a concrete block building painted white. Beyond that toward town was the cannery, which was also constructed of concrete block, but was 'natural' - only doors and window frames were painted. And for Steve Coomer & other historians - Wasn't there once also a WPA cannery on the corner of the present Adair Regional Jail lot corner at Adams Alley and Monroe Street? In a galvanized steel sided building which, at various times housed the county road department and later the Greyhound Bus depot? - EW

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