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History of Freeland, Pa.
Freeland business ads in the April 21, 1882 Freeland Progress

From Marie Joan (Quigley) Buday - ads from the April 21, 1882 issue of The Freeland Progress.

Ad for Richard Morris's Confectionery




In the 1882-1884 and 1884-1886 city directories, Richard Morris is listed as a confectioner at Centre near Main. Perhaps he was in the Birkbeck Block?








Ad for Jacobs' Confectionery and Bakery


At 22 S. Centre (later 612 Centre): Mrs. W. Sneddon, milliner (1884-1886 city dir.).

Albert H. Jacobs, baker and confectioner (1886-1888 city dir.); this site was continuously a bakery and confectionery for decades and in the 1920s, J. Fox & Sons (Julius A., Irving J., William G.), Bakers and Confectioners (at two locations, 435 and 612 Centre in 1921 city directory).

J. Fox and Sons, bakery (1928 city dir.); in the 1990s, home of Whippets Pizza.





Ad for Ludwig's Palace Restaurant


In the 1882-1884 city directory, we have Rudolph O. Ludwig, restaurant, at "Public road near borough line."

In the 1884-1886 city directory his restaurant is listed at Johnson near Pine.

In the 1886-1888 city directory, Rudolph O. Ludwig has a meat market at 35 S. Centre (later 535 Centre), no mention of a restaurant.





Ad for Rutter's City Drug Store
At 30 Centre, later 542 Centre: Thomas Campbellís general store (1884-1886 city dir.) and (1886-1888 city dir.); Everett W. Rutter, physician (1884-1886 city dir.); in the 1890s, General store at 30 S. Centre (1895 Sanborn); Mrs. J. Campbell, general store (John Gorman, mgr.) at 30, 32, 34 S. Centre (1897 city dir.); in the 1900s, Mrs. J. Campbell, general store (1901-1902 city dir.); General store (1900 Sanborn); General store or Gents' (1905 Sanborn); in the 1960s, this was Bertha's Shop (fabrics, notions, gifts). I can add that Dr. E. W. Rutter was listed as having an office at 8 Chestnut St. (old address numbering): in the 1890s, E. W. Rutter, physician (1897 city directory); in the 1900s, E. W. Rutter, physician (1901-1902 city directory).





Ad for Schilcher's Drugstore At 6 S. Centre, later 634 Centre: Frank Schilcher, physician (1884-1886 city dir.) and (1886-1888 city dir.); M. H. Schilcher, druggist (1884-1886 city dir.) and (1886-1888 city dir.). In 1890s, Dry goods, and Freeland Hall, Lodge Rooms 2nd-3rd at 6-8 S. Centre (1895 Sanborn).

In 1900s, Dry goods, and Freeland Hall, Lodge Rooms 2nd-3rd at 6-8 S. Centre (1900 Sanborn); Dry goods, Office on 2nd, Freeland Hall on 3rd (1905 Sanborn); in 1910s, Dry goods and clothier; Offices on 2nd; Freeland Hall on 3rd - at 5-7 S. Centre, formerly 6-8 (1912 Sanborn); in 1920s, William Y. Cruikshank, Insurance Agent and Notary Public; Henry M. Neale, Charles S. Dickinson and Albert A. Redelin, physicians, (1921 city directory) and (1928 city directory); Odd Fellows Hall; Three Link Club; P O S A Club; Patriotic Order Sons of America; Washington Camp Assn.; I O O F Mall; B P O E (1928 city dir.); Freeland Hall (1929 Sanborn); in the 1960s-1970s this was Woodies' Luncheonette, later Noke's.




Ad for Dodson's Stationery Store At 8 E. Walnut St. (old address numbering): Luther T. Dodson, postmaster, also bookseller and stationer, also agent Adams Express Co., 8-10 E. Walnut (1884-1886 city directory); Mrs. Ruth A. Dodson, bookseller, also agent for Adams Express Co., at 8 and 10 E. Walnut (1886-1888 city directory) (Adams Express Co., also at 8 E. Walnut).

In 1890s, Unspecified business at 8 E. Walnut (1895 Sanborn); Ruth A. Dodson (widow of Luther T.), stationery (1897 city directory).

In 1900s, Unspecified business at 8 E. Walnut (1900 Sanborn); Ruth A. Dodson, stationery (1901-1902 city directory).





Ad for Goodman's Grocery

Not found in directories yet.












Ad for Eckert's Grocery POSSIBLY 128 S. Centre, later 338 Centre - I say that because in 1897 W. J. Eckert was at 128 S. Centre, but a business wasn't mentioned at that time, maybe just his home address.

Here's what I have in my files about that address from early decades: 1890s, Home at 128 S. Centre (1900 Sanborn); C. D. Rohrbach, hardware (1897 city dir.).

In the 1900s, C. D. Rohrbach, hardware (1901-1902 city dir.); Clothier at 128 S. Centre (1905 Sanborn); in the 1910s, Crockery - 169, formerly 128 (1912 Sanborn); in the 1920s, Herman Diamond, dry goods (1928 Polk). In the 1901 city directory, William J. Eckert sold "Hardware, &c." at an unspecified address on Centre Street; in the 1884-1886 city directory Eckert's hardware store is at Centre near Main.




Ad for Baxter's Bakery


Corner of Centre and Chestnut streets. Not found in directories yet.











Ad for Belles Clothing Store Ad for Belles Clothing Store

In the 1882-1884 city directory, Joseph W. Belles, clothier & gents' furnishing goods, at Walnut corner Centre.











Ad for Koon's Dry Goods
At 1 S. Centre, later 635 Centre: Henry C. Koons, general store (1884-1886 ciry dir.) and (1886-1888 city dir.); in 1890s, Dry goods (1895 Sanborn) (no number given on map); Henry C. Koons, dry goods, furniture (1897 city dir.).

In 1900s, Henry C. Koons, dry goods, furniture (1901-1902 city dir.); Dry goods (1900 Sanborn) and (1905 Sanborn); in 1910s, Dry goods (1912 Sanborn) (not numbered on 1912 map); in 1920s, Mulhearn Building: Cath. A. Higgins, beauty parlor/hair dresser; Bell Tel. Co.; Lehigh Tel. Co.; Foster Twp. School Board (1928 city dir.); business at 635 S. Centre (1929 Sanborn).




Ad for Lubrecht's Millenery and Notions

This appears to be the precursor to Lina Lloyd's Millinary, proprietor Mrs. Mary L. Lubrecht.

At 32 N. Centre, later 802 Centre: in 1890s, Home (1895); Lina Lloyd, milliner (1897 city dir.).

In 1900s, Lina Lloyd, milliner (1901-1902 city dir.); Millinery at 32 N. Centre (1900 Sanborn) and (1905 Sanborn); in 1910s, Undertaker at 32, formerly 37 (1912 Sanborn); in 1920s, Bachman Bros., undertakers (1921 city directory) and (1928 city dir.).





Ad for I. Reiforwich, Clothier In the 1882-1884 city directory, we have Israel Reforwich, clothier, at Centre near Main; in the 1884-1886 city directory at 41 S. Centre (old address numbering), Israel Reforwich, millinery (1884-1886 city dir.); next at that address, Hugh McGeehan, boots, &c. (1886-1888 city dir.). In the 1886-1888 city directory, Israel Reforwich is a clothier at 37 S. Centre (later 533 Centre) [LATER THE SITE OF THE REFOWICH THEATRE]. And meanwhile, another Refowich is listed in the 1890s-1910s: Boots and Shoes at 55 S. Centre (later 523 Centre) (1895 Sanborn); Moses Refowich, Boots and shoes at 55 S. Centre (1897 city dir.); Moses Refowich, Boots and shoes at 55 S. Centre (1901-1902 city dir.) and (1900 Sanborn) and (1905 Sanborn); Boots and shoes at 62 S. Centre, formerly 55 (1912 Sanborn).



Ad for Sondheim-Summerfield Clothing



In the 1882-1884 city directory, Simon Summerfield, clothier, gents' furningon goods, boots & shoes, at Front near Centre.









Ad for George Wise - Beagle Hames At 24 S. Centre, later 608 Centre (has been torn down): George Wise, harness manufacturer (1884-1886 city dir.) and (1886-1888 city dir.); in 1890s, Harnesses at 24 S. Centre (1895 Sanborn); George Wise, Harnesses (1897 city dir.).

In 1900s, George Wise, Harnesses, etc. at 24 S. Centre (1901-1902 city dir.); Harnesses at (1900 Sanborn) and (1905 Sanborn); in 1910s, Harnesses at 25 S. Centre, formerly 24 (1912 Sanborn); in 1920s, George Wise, Manufacturer of and dealer in Harness, saddles, bridles, etc.; Maker of the celebrated Beagle Mine & Team Hames; Auto supplies, trunks & traveling bags (1921 city directory, Manager of the Beagle Hame Works); Leona McHugh, dressmaker; Lester P. Trevaskis, dentist; Robert L. Seitzinger, druggist; Neil J. Devers, physician; St. Maryís Lithuanian Roman Catholic Church (Rev. Simon J. Struckus) (1928 city dir.); in later decades, Seitzingerís Drug Store.






Ad for Peter Brown, Wagons


In the 1882-1884 and 1884-1886 city directories, Peter Brown, wagon maker, at Centre near Walnut.









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