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History of Freeland, Pa.
Business lists and ads in directories, maps and newspapers

What's on this page:
  • Links to business lists in directories, 1882-1940
  • Links to business lists on Sanborn Fire Insurance maps, 1873-1946
  • Freeland industries listed in Industrial Directory, 1922
  • Link to business ads in the April 21, 1882 issue of The Freeland Progress
  • Link to business ads in early Freeland directories, mostly 1895
  • "The Leading Business Houses of Freeland," Freeland Tribune, December 1897
On related pages:


In the 19th-century Freeland business pages and 20th-century Freeland business pages, you'll find separate pages for particular kinds of businesses: bakeries, clothing stores, construction, etc. By contrast, on this page you have links to the full combined listings of all kinds of businesses from a number of directories and maps. Links to some ads from early directories and several early newspaper issues are also here.



Links to business lists in directories, 1882-1940

Businesses in 1882-1884 city directory

Businesses in 1884-1886 city directory

Businesses in 1886-1888 city directory

Businesses in nearby towns in 1886-1888 city directory

Businesses listed in 1895 Barry's city directory

Businesses listed in 1897 city directory

Businesses listed in 1900-1901 Pruden's Wilkes-Barre - Scranton Business Directory (includes Freeland)

Businesses listed in 1912 telephone directory

Businesses listed in 1917 telephone directory

Businesses listed in 1921-1922 city directory

Businesses listed in 1928-1929 city directory

Businesses listed in 1940 city directory


Links to business lists on maps, 1873-1946

Business index from 1873 maps of Freehold (later renamed Freeland) and Foster Township from the Atlas of Luzerne County

Business index from 1895 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Freeland

Business index from 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Freeland

Business index from 1905 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Freeland

Business index from 1912 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Freeland

Business index from 1923 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Freeland

Business index from 1929 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Freeland

Business index from 1946 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map of Freeland



Freeland industries that were listed in the 1922 Fourth Industrial Directory of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

1922 Industrial directory of Pa. 1922 Industrial directory Freeland listings Ira Berger's construction, James Boyle's planing mill, M. C. Bressler's cigar factory, Julius A. Fox and Sons bakery, Freeland Brewing Co., Freeland Garage, Freeland Overall Mfg. Co., Freeland Shirt Co., Freeland Water Co., J. E. Griffith construction, George B. Hudock soft drinks, Robert A. Lentz construction, Michael Lukac Jr. electrical construction, Luzerne Silk Throwing Co., The Press, Christian Scholler bakery, Tribune Printing Co., Ltd., and Washington Silk Co. More details at left.



Link to a few business ads in the April 21, 1882 issue of The Freeland Progress


Business advertisements in the April 2, 1882 issue of The Freeland Progress



Link to business ads in a few early Freeland directories

Business advertisements in early city directories



The Leading Business Houses of Freeland - Freeland Tribune, December 1897

Business advertisements, just in time for the holidays



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