Burnt Store Isles Then and Now: A Look Back at BSI’s Beginnings

by Adrienne Andreae

You didn’t grow up in Burnt Store Isles. Even if you own a home there now, you came from elsewhere.

How do I know? First, because when I tell people I grew up here, they invariably say, “What? We never meet anyone who is from here.” In fact, the Andreaes have dominated Burnt Store Isles for over 30 years. And I don’t mean just in sales (although that’s true, too.) In 1981, we lived in the fifth house built in BSI. My maternal grandmother lived down the street.

Second, when you see what Burnt Store Isles looked like back then, you will see that there was a time when I knew everyone in the neighborhood.

This is what Burnt Store Isles looked like in the 1980s.

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Burnt Store Isles 1983

Burnt Store Isles 1983–The intersection of US41 and Monaco is in the foreground.

The Andreaes had already lived in Burnt Store Isles for two years when that picture above was taken. You can see a real difference in the neighborhood around 1990.

Burnt Store Isles 1990

Burnt Store Isles 1990–Again, US41 is the two lane highway. You cans see the intersection of Tripoli and Monaco on the right hand side.

Burnt Store Isles 2004

Burnt Store Isles 2004– The Wal-Mart (now the Muscle Car Museum) is now in the picture on the right.

 

Burnt Store Isles 2014

Burnt Store Isles 2014–The corner of Madrid and Tripoli leading up to Monaco.

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