Thursday, August 18, 2011

Paper pusher

As I'd hoped, the John R. Green Co. of Covington, Kentucky is a shameless destroyer of American forests and purveyor of nondigital substances.

The company has occupied this warehouse since 1950, but the building looks like it's another half century older than that.

Just look at those goodies. And here is their record book section:

Ah! The coveted Form 201 -- 7-6-7 -- W.O. Long, printed by The Riegle Press of Flint, Michigan. I bought three.

Here's a panoramic view of the picturesque "Main Strasse" neighborhood of Covington, where the Green Co. is located. The neighborhood is known for its Goettafest. If you came to my house this summer for the Typefest, you know what I'm talking about.

And here's another Covington attraction: The Smilin' Smoker. Straight-laced Cincinnatians like to cross the Ohio River into Kentucky for cheap tobacco, cheap booze, and cheap women.

Me, I'm just going to enjoy my new stash of paper.


  1. Interesting. I don't even remember when I last chanced upon a Class Record Book.

  2. Ah yes, Covington! (What a great store. Dangerous for folks like us.)

    During my years at UC in the '70s, Covington was always spoken of in hushed tones, students anticipating a bacchanal of delights. The town never failed to deliver.

    I enjoyed the panoramic view on this post.

  3. That's the kind of store I like to go into and just inhale a big old whiff of paper and such. I'm sure we all do that, though, right?

  4. Mmm...paper! That looks like a great little place to browse around. I keep looking back at that photo of the goodies and wishing I could wander around the corner to the next aisle, and the next...

  5. Great pictures! Glad you were able to find what you needed. The panorama came out nicely too - all those red brick buildings are just so distinctly American; nothing like that around here!