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New Circle Road construction, 1960

Posted on July 11, 2016 | in Uncategorized | by
Construction of New Circle Road at the intersection of Leestown Road, November 1960. Town Branch runs along the bottom of the photo and the Meadowthorpe neighborhood is seen at the top right. The area in the middle on the right side is now a number of hotels, stores townhomes and restaurants such as Applebee's, Zaxby's and Taco Bell. Further to the right of that is the Meadowthorpe Shopping Center which includes a Kroger grocery store. On the far left in the middle, is what us now Leestown Middle School. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Construction of New Circle Road at Leestown Road, November 1960. A railroad track and Town Branch runs along the bottom of the photo, and the Meadowthorpe neighborhood is at top right. The area in the middle on the right side is now a mix of hotels, stores, townhouses and restaurants including Applebee’s, Zaxby’s and Taco Bell. Further to the right of that is what became the Meadowthorpe Shopping Center, which includes a Kroger store. At far left in the middle is what is now Leestown Middle School. Click on the photo for a closer look. Click here to see another photo from our archives of New Circle Road construction at Winchester Road from 1951. And click here to see one in 1958 near Newtown Pike. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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