National Preservation Month Spotlight – Chandler’s Office Supply/Kerr’s Workplace Solutions

Chandler’s Office Supply, now Kerr’s Workplace Solutions, is Main Street’s oldest continuous business at 210 E. Main Street. The building was built in 1892 and the store was known as Chandler’s Novelties. This general store once had a lunch counter. In the 1950s, children purchased their school supplies, residents bought wedding gifts and Hallmark cards, and farmers and gardeners bought seeds here. In recent years, the store expanded to 208 E. Main Street. Historically, Dr. Milton Elliott followed by Dr. Don Bernard occupied office space upstairs. In 2018, Sweetwater Bookshop, a new and used bookstore owned by Madalyn Miller, occupied 208 E. Main Street.
Building owners, Bill and Jill Chandler, have been in this location for over 100 years. In 2014, Chandler’s Office

Supply was purchased by Kerr’s Office Group, now known as Kerr’s Workplace Solutions, sells office furniture and supplies.

May is National Preservation Month. Campbellsville Main Street is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to historic preservation and increasing our local economy. We are devoted to revitalizing downtown, encouraging economic vitality and enhancing the quality of life in our community. Our Mission is to improve the image of downtown Campbellsville and encourage its continued development through preservation, organization, promotions, design and economic vitality. To commemorate National Preservation Month, we are highlighting some of our historic buildings downtown with a series of newspaper articles during the month of May.

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