• Posted in: General, Historic Miscellania Preservation Denied: Bates/ When Building

    Newspapers in February 1874 announced that Hervey Bates, Jr. would soon commence building a  new block where “Sharpe’s Cigar store now stands.” The first brick wasn’t placed until June, and yet Bates still expected the...

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  • Posted in: General Back to the When

    38 North Pennsylvania Street Years of Operation: 1932-1997 Notable: Before Office Depot or Staples there was a local leader in office supplies called Stationers. The Ober family-owned company opened in 1933 on North Pennsylvania. Two years...

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