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Saturday, February 18, 2017

February 18th Clemson Historic Picture Of the Day

Downtown Clemson In 1970’s


(Photos Uploaded By Alan Cutts)

Today’s photos are from the 1970's and are of downtown Clemson.

The above photo is a picture high above College Avenue facing Bowman Field. Take a look at all the cars lining College Avenue. Can you remember some of the names of this historic vehicles?

Many places downtown are no longer in Clemson. The below photo we can see Chanello’s Pizza on the left and the J&E Restaurant. Chanello’s is no longer downtown, but it is still in Clemson near the Bi-Lo on Greenville Highway.


The next photo is of a Clemson icon from the 1970’s, The Book Store bar. The Book Store was a great watering hole in Clemson, prompting many students to call home and ask their parents for some extra money so they could go to the “book store”. Little did the parents know that this money was not going to any books! You could even get into the Book Store from a back entrance near Clint’s Barber Shop.


The Book Store closed in March of 1981 when owner Manning Garren died.

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