Back in 1954, shoppers could stop at the Kay Jewelers at 98 N. High St. in downtown Columbus.
When this photo was taken, in addition to diamonds and watches, the jeweler was advertising a new Schick custom electric shaver for $28.75, fine china table lamps – two for $7.89 – and a pendulum clock that had to be wound only once every 400 days for $14.89.
The sign above the clock in front says “It’s OK to owe Kay.”
Shoppers could buy any item in the store for a down payment of 39 cents in conjunction with the company’s 39th anniversary.
The building was a couple of storefronts south of a JCPenney department store, which now is home to more than 40 urban residences known as Atrium Lofts.
While that old building still stands, the one that included Kay Jewelers doesn’t. A parking lot is there today.