These photos, taken in 1966, show the Kroger location at Dover Center and Oviatt Road in Bay Village, Ohio, an affluent suburb of Cleveland. The store had just reopened after a brief closure for remodeling. First is a color shot of the store’s façade, followed by alternating black-and-white and color photos that provide a “before and after” look at the various departments.
It was July 5, 1954. The Cleveland Press banner headline shouted, “DOCTOR’S WIFE MURDERED IN BAY VILLAGE.” Below a large picture of Marilyn Sheppard stared back at me.