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Indy advertisements of yesteryear

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November 20, 2016

Business:  Stationers  Date of Ad:  March 11, 1956 Location:  Downtown, 38 North Pennsylvania Street Years of Operation: 1932-1997 Notable: Before Office Depot or Staples there was a local leader in office supplies. The family owned company opened in 1933. Two […]

Sunday Ads: We’re All Nuts

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November 13, 2016, No comments

Business:  Morrow’s Nut House Date of Ad:  December 30, 1945 Location:  46 West Washington and various downtown locations Years of Operation: 193 ...

Sunday Ads: Your Savings Store

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November 6, 2016, No comments

Business:  S.S. Kresge and Company Date of Ad:  October 28, 1923 Location:  Downtown, at the southwest corner of Washington and Pennsylvania Years ...

Sunday Ads: Goodbye City Life!

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October 30, 2016, 2 Comments

Business:  Glendale Shopping Center Date of Ad:  December 2, 1958 Location:  Keystone Avenue and 62nd Street Years of Operation: 1958-present Notab ...

  • Sunday Ads: Nifty Needles!
    October 23, 2016, No comments

    Business:  G.C. Murphy and Company Date of Ad:  December 10, 1920 Location:  Downtown, 33 North Illinois Street Years of Operation: 1906- 2001 Notable: Before K-Mart, Wal-Mart and the plethora of big box retailers, there was G.C. Murphy ...

  • Sunday Ads: Be a Secret Agent and Win the Jackpot!
    October 16, 2016, 1 Comment

    Business:  Burger Chef Systems  Date of Ad:  April 6, 1966 Location:  1300 West 16th Street and across the nation Years of Operation: 1958-1996 Notable:  Over a dozen years before the Happy Meal, local fast food stalwart Burger Chef wa ...

  • Sunday Ads: Music to Your Ears
    October 9, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Wilking Music Company  Date of Ad:  October 13th, 1940 Location:  120 East Ohio Street, near Massachusetts Avenue Years of Operation: 1922-1995 Notable: For over 70 years, Wilking Music Company was the place to go if you want ...

  • Sunday Ad’s: We’ve got you! Hook, Line and Sinker
    October 2, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Hook’s Drugs Date of Ad:  July 29, 1906 Location:  Various Locations, Originally Prospect and East (demolished) Years of Operation: 1900- 1994 Notable: What was once a household name across Indiana had humble roots. Started ...

  • Sunday Ads: Be a Good Sport!
    September 25, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Em-Roe Distributors Date of Ad:  July 29, 1906 Location:  Downtown – 209-211 West Washington Street Years of Operation: 1913- 2015 Notable: Em-Roe’s, founded in 1913 by Lee Emmelman, was the leading name in sporting go ...

  • Sunday Ads: Big Man on Campus
    September 11, 2016, No comments

    Business:  Harry Levinson Date of Ad:  August 18, 1966 Location:  Downtown, Northeast corner of Market and Illinois Years of Operation: 1905- 1995 Notable: Many can probably still hear the radio jingle “Harry Levinson is the place” i ...