All posts tagged historic

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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: Nifty Needles!

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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 Nota ...

  • 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 ...

  • Friday Fave: State Fair Souvenirs
    August 12, 2016, No comments

    Some people must have a tangible memento of places visited, others prefer photos, and still others are content to make memories. While memories may wash away like footprints in the sand, photos and souvenirs can live on long after you’ ...

  • Penny Post: Baby Girl Arrived
    June 22, 2016, No comments

    Postmark: February 22nd, 1913 Message: Dear Edna, Baby girl arrived at our house yesterday morning it weighs 10 lbs naked.  With love, (ans soon) Florence. Address: Miss. Edna Startin Wanamaker, Ind R.R. #33, Box #79 Penny for Your Thought ...

  • Penny Post: I Can’t Come Up Yet
    June 15, 2016, No comments

    Postmark: September 28th, 1909 Message: Dear Friend, I got your card O.K. I would like to have that place up there but I can’t come up yet for 2 weeks.  I don’t suppose you can wait that long so I […]