Today's installment of Throwback Thursday takes us to the 900 block of South Plum Street on the east side. The little building at 918 S. Plum started out in 1938 as Chuck's Bar-B-Q, owned by Charles Snowden. Later it was purchased by Robert R. Lee and became the Robert Lee Bar-B-Q and Fried Chicken.
On Sept. 15, 1972 a terrible event took place here. While on an undercover alcohol sting, officers Mike Coldren and Ken Kennedy were shot in a scuffle with Elmo Anderson by Helen Fletcher. Kennedy died of his wounds and Fletcher was convicted of second-degree murder. The K-61 freeway now bears the name of Officer Kennedy.
The building today at 918 S. Plum is where Leslie Bodine operates the Mane Tamer Beauty Salon. The building is owned by Johnnie and Leslie Bodine.