Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
203 E. Washington Ave.
Cher-O-Kee Photofinishers was established at this location c. 1944 by Fred Wankan, former owner and editor of The Daily Post-Athenian. The business grew and by 1957, moved to a new location on Congress Parkway. Later, the name changed to Fox Photo and many other plants were opened across the southeast.
The business closed c. 1980.
Erected by Main Street Athens Project.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1944.
Location. 35° 26.596′ N, 84° 35.511′ W. Marker is in Athens, Tennessee, in McMinn County. Marker can be reached from East Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 203 E Washington Ave, Athens TN 37303, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Foster-Rowan House (within shouting distance of this marker); Planters Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Nankivell-Walthall Building (within shouting distance of this marker); GI Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Rice House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McKeldin Block (about 300 feet away); McGaughey Corner (about 300 feet away); Fire Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Athens.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. This page has been viewed 108 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2021, by Darren Jefferson Clay of Duluth, Georgia. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.