O’Shea’s Jeffersonville #ThursdayDoors

Here are some more pictures from our foray to Jeffersonville, Indiana.

We were headed to Schimpff’s. That Coca-Cola sign was the glow of the Holy Grail.

jeffschimpffsIT WAS CLOSED!

So we wandered disconsolately onward and came to O’Shea’s. But the door didn’t say O’Shea’s.

jeffosheasThat’s because the building the pub is in is a restored dry goods store. They had a picture of what it originally looked like on the wall.

jeffosheasbeforeThe sign next to it told about it.

jeffosheashmfH. Monroe Frank
Mr. Frank built this two story Victorian and opened Frank’s Dry Goods Store in 1897. Mr. Frank is pictured standing proudly in front of his store; he and his family lived on the second floor. We’re proud to pay homage to Mr. Frank, and hopefully we’ve restored this beautiful building to Mr. Frank’s liking.
Cheers, O’Shea’s

Pretty cool, eh?

Oh, here’s the interior. Because Guinness.

jeffosheasinsideNo, I drank swate tay … I mean sweet tea, since I was selling books, and I didn’t want to set them afire with my breff.

But, on the other hand, I did have a half-order of fish and chips.

jeffosheashalfA. Half. Order.

And I wandered around snapping doors. I don’t know if they found these doors in the building, or if they got them from an architectural salvage company or what, but I loved them.

Door to the back of the bar.

jeffosheasbarAs the back of a booth.

jeffosheasboothbackAs a room divider.

jeffosheasdividerNext time we hit Jeffersonville, I hope we can go to Schimpff’s, but I sure didn’t regret discovering O’Shea’s!

This has been part of Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors link-up. Go check out his blog and click on the blue link to find other Thursday Doors posts.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character drinks alcohol during a business lunch.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “O’Shea’s Jeffersonville #ThursdayDoors

  1. Jane

    September 29, 2016 at 7:57am

    Gorgeous! Beautiful! Fun!

    That “Half” order of fries (with a few planks of fish) looks exactly like one of those eagle cam shots of a huge old eagle nest. After takeout. Parents just waitin’ to get going on them eggs. No, wait! I think I might see a little baby eagle beak peeking out in the back…………..?

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  2. Joey

    September 29, 2016 at 8:40am

    Neat lil place!
    Half an order is wow, really quite a lot of order! lol

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  3. norm 2.0

    September 29, 2016 at 9:06am

    That’s a half-order???!!! I’ll make sure to order the salad if I ever go ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I just love that door used as a room divider!

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      Marian Allen

      September 29, 2016 at 9:52am

      It wouldn’t help, Norm. My bidniss partner ordered a salad, and it was almost as big as the table! Definitely a place to go when you want to carry home enough leftovers for another meal.

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  4. Deborah

    September 29, 2016 at 9:06am

    Nice little stroll! WOW, that half order was HUGE! A Guinness would have been good with that meal. Looked yummy though. The doors are great. I’m glad Mr. Frank’s house/store found new life.

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      Marian Allen

      September 29, 2016 at 9:53am

      According to their website, there are three O’Shea’s locations in the area, and all of them are in renovated old buildings. That alone makes me love them!

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  5. janet

    September 29, 2016 at 9:25am

    I love the O’Shea’s door and the way doors are used inside for other things. What a half portion! I think I’d definitely need a Guinness to help it all get down. As for sweet tea, I like the latter half, but not the first. I take my tea straight up! ๐Ÿ™‚


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      Marian Allen

      September 29, 2016 at 9:55am

      A Guinness would have been stellar! I should have done it. I wish I’d had you guys with me, to encourage me in my vices. lol

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  6. Jean Reinhardt

    September 29, 2016 at 10:53am

    What a great place. I love how they recycled the doors, that gave me a few ideas for the house we’re renovating. Thanks Marian. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Dan Antion

    September 29, 2016 at 3:30pm

    I’m with the crowd on this, that’s half an order? Yikes. Greta doors and I like the story and the name on the door. Interesting places like this have a charm that the big chains will never be able to figure out.

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      Marian Allen

      September 30, 2016 at 10:25am

      That’s why small businesses who know how to handle the business end of things without losing their quirky humanity will prevail.

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  8. Jesh StG

    September 29, 2016 at 10:46pm

    Did they also do a remodeling job on the second story? On the original photo it looked like a nice building. Hope you sold some books…had the same reaction: half an order??

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      Marian Allen

      September 30, 2016 at 10:28am

      I didn’t see the second story. They just opened this past spring, so I suspect the second story is still a work in progress.

      We did sell some books, thank you! We also met a lot of friends in the writing business — ones we already knew and ones we met for the first time but will see at future events. Talked to a lot of nice people who were friendly whether they bought from us or not. Helped newbies get up to speed and picked up tips from older hands. Had a great time all around. ๐Ÿ™‚

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