This gingerbread style building was built around the 1870’s as the City Hall and Fire Station for the City of Murfreesboro. It was located on the corner of Church and Maple. It the 1920’s, the City Hall moved to Main Street. The “Po Boy Restaurant” was located there during the Depression.
1913 Murfreesboro Street (Change to 1913 Tornado Scene on the Square) On March 21, 1913, a devastating tornado blew a path of destruction through the Public Square. It damaged buildings in the central business district. Many of the businesses never recovered.
A BLAST FROM THE PAST! Cecil Elrod's The French Shoppe was located at 118 North Church Street (current home of The Guidance Center), but the building was origianally The Princess Theatre. The French Shoppe moved into the building in 1929 and remained there until the early 1980's. Who has memories they would like to share of Cecil Elrod's The French Shoppe?
Another BLAST FROM THE PAST: Murfreesboro Bank and Trust Company (est. 1905). This building and the one adjancent (McClellan's) were raized to make way for the Judicial Building which was (ironically) designed to resemble the MB Co. building.
The old Rutherford County Health Department. This picture was taken in the 1950's. It still stands today at the corner of South Church St. and College. It is no longer the health department. The new health department today is one block north. The building is now home to the drug court and Rutherford County Human Resource Archives.