Posted by: Cornwall Community Museum | June 5, 2016

Kentucky Fried Chicken comes to Cornwall, 1965.


Kentucky Fried Chicken came to Cornwall in June 1965 and was located in this converted home at 131 Augustus St.  In this photo, customers are lining-up for a 5 cent dinner available with each purchase of a 99 cent dinner, April 1, 1965.  More than 4,000 dinner were sold during the promotion, which ran from 4 p.m. to midnight.  Put another way, the Colonel fed approximately 10% of Cornwall that night.Kentucky.

This photograph is from the CORNWALL SCRAPBOOK, there are only 10 copies of this book available, only at the Cornwall Community Museum.


scan00411967 ad.


1972 ad.

This is an example of the holdings of the archives at the Cornwall Community Museum.


  1. I so remember this. Unfortunately judging from the absolutely decrepit outward appearance of the two KFC stores in Cornwall (especially Brookdale Avenue location) one would think that they may have been the original location and exterior finish. Totally unappetizing!

    • I was absolutely going to say the same thing! Surely it could use a facelift!

  2. And the owner was Charlie Lawn and is wife Marian who is still living on Baldwin.

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