Post by David Sechrest on Oct 8, 2006 13:46:47 GMT -5
On October 7th, George wrote:
I had thought for several years that I should get a picture of this sign be for it got in the condition that it now is in. Many of us pass it every day, does anyone know it's location and what is on the sign.
George, by any chance is that the sign that's on the north side of State Street, just past Gladstone if travelling east?
Is that the sign for the trailer park?
David Sechrest Historic Columbus Indiana Progress should not ignore its roots and pillage our heritage in the process. Cultural, social, and historical should be part of the process, for it is the path and not the destination that is important - S. Givens
I'm not sure where barbershops should be placed on the board but here is something from my memorire book. I remember barber shops. When I was a lad, I remember Dad going to a barber shop I think on 11th Street near the Golden Foundry, may have been Red's Barbershop. What I remember most was the very lively discussions about politics. You could almost feel the lines drawn between the verbal duelers. Interesting that when one of them was finished and going home would ask the other, “Coming over for a cup of coffer later?” The other combatant would usually say “Sure enough.”
The other barbershop I remember, though not as well was located on 4th I think behind the bank. There the conversation was on rabbit or coon dogs or fishing. Not as active as politics but still interesting conversation.
The barbershop I mostly remember was “Mom’s Barbershop.” My mom had one of those hand hair clippers that worked like scissors. When she squeezes the handle it would move the blades across the comb and cut the hair. I didn’t know little kids ever went to a barbershop for a cut until I was about 8 or 10 years old. Y'all have a great Christmas. Bob Lane
Does anyone remember these Service Station Promotional Items? These are from Smith's Marathon, Owner Coell Smith. He owned several Service Stations in Columbus and also Smith's Wrecker Service. The ice scraper is from the bicentennial celebration. The Buttons are reproduction campaign buttons from the 60's. Sorry for the large picture.
My dad, Robert Lane, was a big cut-up. He could find funny ways of expressing himself often. Sometimes he would pull off a really great one. I tell the following as an example. It happened at Westermeier Hardware at 3rd and California. Once Dad took me with him to get something he needed. A lady he seemed to know waited on him. He told her he was shopping for a birthday present for his wife. Well I knew her birthday was a good way off so I wondered what he was up to. The lady took us all around the store, showed him irons, kitchen hardware, do dads for the home, but dad just kept on looking with her. As we were passing some of the tool section, dad reached out and picked up a mid-sized axe and said, “This is perfect’” whereupon the lady almost used the axe on him. He laughed so loud the whole store heard him. Westermeier, a good place to shop. ( Could be a new thread for this store? I’m not sure of the spelling of Westermeier. Correct it if needed,) Bob Lane
Union Starch and Refining Company, Inc. Union Sales Company The Never Ending Story of Address 301 Washington Street
Joesph I. Irwin and son William G. Irwin started the ball rolling with this company. I remember still buying these products in the 1960s. This clip is from the 1960 CHS Log. I recall that my grandmother and mother used Reddi Starch on clothing and we used Pennant Syrup on pancakes. Marshmal-O-Creme was good out of the jar.
-Marshmal-O-Creme -Pennant Syrup -Reddi Starch
1960 1958 1955
Sources: Pictures from the 1955, 1958 and 1960 CHS Logs. Richard provided the 1955 picture.
Tovey Shoe Company 1950s 410-412 Washington Street, Columbus Indiana (they were at this address even in 1953) I had to chuckle the other day when someone recalled (in the Republic Newspaper) the movement of Tovey Shoes to South/East 25th Street many years ago, with other memories he expressed. Gosh, Tovey's Shoe was around before that person was probably old enough to buy his own shoes.
Source: This picture was taken in 1960, but Tovey Shoes was located at downtown Washington Street for many years in the 1950s.