BLUE RIVER – “My grandfather Clyde Berry built that about 1900, and it’s sad to see it go.”
So said Connie Mortimer about the old Blue River tobacco warehouse demolished Wednesday afternoon and Thursday of last week.
“In the early days it wasn’t so much of a hotel as a social gathering place; at least that’s what my mother said, I wasn’t around, but as old as I am I feel like I was,” Connie said. “It was kind of a social place, not a saloon, but there was a bar and tables to sit and talk. There was a dance hall upstairs, I remember, with a really solid floor.”