Remember When: R.K. Shaw House

The R.K. Shaw house stood on the corner of South Madison and West High streets in London. It was the residence of Rutledge K. and Florence V. Shaw, who owned and operated Shaw’s Elevator. Florence was the daughter of John B. Van Wagener who owned the elevator prior to R.K. Shaw taking over.

R.K. died in 1946. Florence lived in the house until her death in 1966. Her son, Jim Shaw, sold the house to Marathon Finance in July 1966. A Bonded Oil Filling Station was built on the site. Marathon Finance then sold the property to Melpavine Petroleum, which converted it to the Speedway Station that now stands on the property.

Columnist Earl Ballenger is a resident of London. If you have an old photograph to share, call 740-852-0809.

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