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History of Freeland, Pa.
Tailors, seamstresses and milliners

What's on this page:
  • 20th- and early 21st-century tailors, seamstresses and milliners
  • Tailors, seamstresses and milliners listed in directories, 1900-1940
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The photo at top left corner of the page showing a tailor with his tape measure standing outside a Freeland clothing store came from John Zubach.


Bond Cleaners - 406 Centre St. - Tailoring, dry cleaning, same day pressing service, tuxedo rental (1952 ad)

 Neil Citro tailor ad, 1925 Emil Deddy's Men's Shop Neil Citro, Tailor - 710 South St. (1925 ad)

Emil Deddy's Men's Shop - 513 Centre St. (Emil Deddy, proprietor; tailoring and men's wear) (from 1986 St. Casimir's booklet via Ed Merrick) (shop photo, CT)

DelVecchio Ladies' Tailoring ad, 1924 Delvecchio's Tailor Shop - 505 Centre St. (Matthew Delvecchio, proprietor) tailor, tailor shop (age 47 in 1940 Census) (1924 ad at left)

Michael DelVecchio - Centre St. - Ladies' tailoring (1924 ad) 

Designs Unlimited - 359 Centre St. (Barbara Haraschak, proprietor) Clothing design, construction, alterations; custom tailoring, bridal parties, semiformals, tuxedos, costumes ...

Mazziota's Tailor Shop - 822 South St. (Girard Mazziota, proprietor) tailor shop (age 54 in 1940 Census)

Novelty Cloak and Suit Store - Refowich Theatre Bldg. - S. Presel and M. Silverman - Ladies' and gents' tailoring a specialty (from Ed Merrick, 1919 ad)

Ralph Pecora's Tailor Shop and staff, 1910s Pecora's Tailor Shop - Centre St., between Pitman's Furniture and Newberry's - (Ralph J. Pecora, proprietor and tailor) - Tailor-made suites, dry cleaning and pressing (1924 ad) - This photo of Ralph Pecora and his co-workers/staff comes from Emily Pecora. You can read about him and his business in her thesis on the Pecora page.

Veraldi tailor ad, 1924 Veraldi's Tailor Shop - 511 Centre St. (James Veraldi, proprietor and tailor) - tailor shop (age 58 in 1940 Census) (1924 ad at right)


Consolidated Millinery Store, 1918 ad Bohlin Millinery, 1924 ad Alice's Hat Shop - Centre St., between Front & Main Streets

Bohlin's Millinery - 617 Centre St. - Ready-to-wear hats, silk hose, linen handkerchiefs (1924 ad from Ed Merrick)

Consolidated Millinery Store (1918 ad from Ed Merrick)

Ideal Millinery Ideal Millinery - 419 Centre St. - "Our aim is to seel a real fine class of millinery at a price within the reach of all" (1924 ad from Ed Merrick)

Lloyd Millinery ad, 1957 Lloyd Millinery ad, 1923 Lina Lloyd's, Milliners - 721 Centre St. (From Ed Merrick: This store was across Centre Street from Fairchild's News Store between Front and Walnut. Two elderly sisters were the proprietors, Lina and [Maggie?])  (1923 and 1957 ads from Ed Merrick) Please also see the page on 19th-century tailors, seamstresses and milliners for Lina Lloyd's early years.

Mary's Shoppe hatbox Mary's Shoppe hatbox New York Ladies' Store, 1936 ad Mary's Shoppe - 727 Walnut St. (Mary Johnson, proprietor; millinery/women's hats)

New York Ladies' Store - 410 Centre St. (1936 ad from Ed Merrick)

Tailors, seamstresses and milliners listed in directories, 1900-1940

1900-1901 city directory
In business listings:
Bonomo, G. R., tailor, 3 Front
Jones, A. R., tailor, Centre
Jones, R., merchant tailor, under Central Hotel
Lloyd, L., milliner, Centre
Mathers, Mrs. M. E., millinery, Centre
McDonald, Mrs., dressmaker, 38 Centre
Park, W. H., millinery and notions, Centre
Pecora, John, tailor, Washington
Pierro de, R., merchant tailor, Centre
Thompson, Mrs. R., dressmaker and dry goods
Wear Well Clothing House, M. Refowich, proprietor, merchant tailor, gent's furnishings, 37 Centre
Sipple, George, merchant tailor, Centre
Smith, Mrs. M. J., millinery, Centre

1917 telephone directory
In general listings:
Malloy, Frank S., Office - 626 Centre
Pecora, Ralph J., Merchant Tailor - 530 Centre

1921-22 city directory
In business listings:
Bohlin, Emma, milliner, 617 Centre
Boyle, Anna C., milliner, 629 Centre
Delvecchio,Matthew, tailor, 619 Centre
Lloyd, Lina, milliner, 721 Centre
Malloy, Frank, tailor, 626 Centre
Pecora Bros., tailors, 530 Centre
Schrader, Augusta, dressmaker, First National Bank Bldg.
Veraldi, James, tailor, 511 Centre

1928-29 city directory
In business listings:
Boyle, Anna C., dressmaker, 506 Cedar
Breslin, Mary E., dressmaker, 709 Front
DelVecchio, Matthew, tailor, 505 Centre
Lloyd, Lina, milliner, 721 Centre
McHugh, Leona, dressmaker, 608 Center
Paris Shop, milliner, 521 Centre
Pecora Bros., tailors, 528 Centre
Salitza, John J., tailor, 710 Main
Schrader, Augusta, dressmaker, 636 Center
Timony, Nora, milliner, 419 Centre
Weiss, Mary, dressmaker, 701 Front
Veraldi, James, tailor, 511 Centre

1940 city directory
In business listings:
Delvecchio, Matthew, tailor, 505 Centre
Lloyd, Lina, milliner, 721 Centre
McGarigle, Dennis A., milliner, 404 Centre
Veraldi, James, tailor, 511 Centre

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