I am trying to find out anything I can about Lothair. I recently purchased a home that was an old schoolhouse according to the deed. It is a big long white house in the bottom section of Lothair. If anybody knows anything about this I appreciate any help I can get as I research this house.
We lived at 30 Third Street (used to be a big white house there, but are trailers now) where the big oak tree is. The only house I can think of is on the same side of the street and used to be the Church of Christ when we lived there. Could that be it?
The Lothair school was in the top of Lothair on Locust St. It was torn down around 1980. The house you bought, as I understand it, was a church. If you don't mind my asking, who did you buy this house from?
Post by displacedwoman on Mar 3, 2008 1:22:42 GMT -5
I thought it was the Church of Christ building, but then again I am not sure where Third Street goes. Is that also the name of the Street down where Maggard's store goes over to Birch? Or is that called Second Street? If not, then I will have to go home to get this picture instilled in my mind again. I can not remember all those Street names because they were named after I left home. Actually it was just plain old Lothair when I left home. They incorporated it into Hazard a long time after I left home.
Never in my lifetime did I think I would be confused about such a small place called Lothair . It is rather embarassing to find out the little town I grew up in has changed so much and I am not that informed about all the changes. But I think there was a grade school down in the area of the bottom where the Budweiser Place bought out and rebuilt. When my older siblings were growing up I seemed to have heard about a school way back when!!!
Anybody out there have a map of Lothair that you can put on this website ? I would ever be so greatful. I will stop now because I have embarrassed myself. Good luck to whaler in trying to get information about his house.
It sure looks like it could have been a church or schoolhouse. I guess it could have been an old coal camp house also, not sure at this point. It is not anything that was built recently that is for sure.
Displaced, Third Street goes all the way to the street by the river. Maggards was on Second Street. The streets were named shortly before I left Lothair and those are about the only names I know. You're right, I never thought I could get lost in Lothair, but now am rethinking that theory.
Blondie03, the school house on Locust Street was an old brick school that was probably built by the WPA. After it was torn down, an apartment building was built on the property. However, there could have been a school down in the bottom that was used before my time. If so, it was a long time ago. I know my sister-in-law went to the school on Locust Street long before I did.
Post by displacedwoman on Mar 3, 2008 14:49:07 GMT -5
I am inclined to believe that he has purchased the old Church of Christ building. That would mean our old house would have been the second house going North from there. Except our house was torn down and it is the yard of the people that live in the old Tommy Bunton house. I do think that the Jewell house is still next to the Church house to the North.
I am going to try to go home this summer and I think I will hunt for a map of Lothair. Probably would be an antique map for me to remember where things are. Lothair is just not that big.
whaler, I hope you are not angry at us for taking an interest about the home you have bought. Just some of the older generation who grew up in that little town.....
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I went to mapquest.com and pulled up a map showing Lothair bottom. I know where the Jewell's house is but can't place the house next to it in my mind. Isn't that on Birch Street? My grandmother lived on Third Street for many years then my aunt and uncle bought the house. They lived there until my aunt passed away. Their house was next to the Jehovah's Witness church. Red's Barber Shop was there in a little concrete block building.
Next time I go home I will have to walk around and see if I can't "refresh my memories".
The house I bought is at the other end of the road from Red's Barbershop. If you leave Reds and drive up Third Street it is on the left side of the street almost at the end. Maybe this will help you figure out more?? Thanks again
I grew up in Lothair and attended Lothair grade school on Locust St . It is now an apartment complex. Like many of you, the street names are confusing to me since they were not named while I lived there. Where is your house in relation to the old Mine Service building and the Lothair Baptist Church? I know where the Jewell grew up and I vaguely remember a church behind their house.
Post by displacedwoman on Mar 5, 2008 22:29:37 GMT -5
whaler...the new Church of Christ is down beside where the Algoma Commissary once was. All their members now go to the new church. Did you ever locate Bonnie Branson Hammond? She is close to 90, but she is still living in the Hazard area. The Bransons were big members of that church. They knew every thing.