A sudden re-emergence of an old sign. Kyle Huddle built this building in 1947, moving from his previous location on Broad Street (he started out on Shelby Street). I was never introduced to him, but I knew him by sight. He was short and ageless.
He and Clifford Sanders, a lawyer, started Tennessee Cable Television Corporation, said to be the second-oldest cable TV company in the United States, in 1951.
According to Brianne Wright, Kingsport City Archivist, he had an 87-year stay on this good Earth, from 1904 to 1991.
Side note: the parking lot on which I was standing when I took this picture was, when I was a kid, an empty foundation filled with water. Mom and I would go by it on our way to the library, then at the corner of Shelby and Center. There was a fence, but you could look in. I always wondered if there were fish down there.