Pettis Dry Goods–as you can see here:  “Established 1853,” and at the time of this advert, the Christmas holiday of 1896, the business was at 25-33 E. Washington Street. What must shopping have been like 115 years ago here in Indianapolis? Or anywhere for that matter? Would love to go back in time and find out! And yikes, we have less than 10 days til Christmas! Have fun shopping!


5 responses to “Sunday Adverts: Pettis Dry Goods, E. Washington”

  1. Howard Wright,Sr. says:

    Tiffany–how do i get to talk with you about Pettis Dry Goods and Evergreene manor.? My mothers’ uncle(my grand uncle) was George Albert Gay who headed Pettis and built Evergreen manor. Have a few stories to tell. Looking forward to hearing from you. howard P. Wright,Sr.

  2. Tiffany Benedict Berkson says:

    I will email you! Thank you!

  3. Sara Evans says:

    How do I get information about a small plate I just purchased that is from the dry goods store? Haviland Limoges

  4. Tiffany Benedict Browne says:

    You might try an appraiser? I’m not sure what you are looking for, but I’m afraid we can’t help. Good luck.

  5. Doris Leach says:

    When did the company go out of business?

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