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Source: NMHS Newsletter Feb 2001

Main Street North Manchester

Circa 1923-1928

Jack Miller has put together for us his best memory of the businesses and owners of that period. He (and we) are eager for any corrections.. Please send such to the Historical Society, Box 361, North Manchester, IN 46962

  • Main Street - south side - west to east.
  • l. Dr. Bunker's Office - Dr. L. Z. Bunker
  • 2. Dunbar Hotel - Charlie and Mable Dunbar
  • 3. Zion Lutheran Church
  • 4. Gill's Junk Shop - Bill Gill
  • 5. Riverside Bridge
  • 6. Fire Station - Clyde Overholser, Fire Chief
  • 7 Lavey Jewelry Story - John Lavey
  • 8. Harness Shop - ?
  • 9. Doctor's Office - ?
  • 10. Weber Barber Shop - George Weber
  • 11. Eel River Telephone Co. - office downstairs - switchboard upstairs
  • 12. Vacant Lot
  • 13. J. B. Williams Drug Store - Fern ?
  • 14. American Express Office - ?
  • 15 Millinery Store -
  • 16. Lautzenhizer Meat Market - Joseph Lautzenhizer
  • 17. Belsito Candy Kitchen - Pete and Tessie Belsito
  • 18. Lautzenhiser Pool Room - Hazen Lautzenhiser
  • 19. Brady Men's Clothing Store - C. E. Brady
  • 20. Blick's Barber Shop - ? Blickenstaff
  • 2l. Indiana State Bank - Adam (Ad) Urschel
  • 22, South Side Theater - ?
  • 23 Buick Garage (Old Jefferson Livery Barn) George M. Hayes Sr.
  • 24. William Jefferson home - American Legion Home today
  • 25. Rufle Jewelry Store - Ademar Rufle
  • 26, Tailor Shop - Otho Hill
 
   
 


   
  • 27. Doctor's Office - Dr. C. F. Kraning
  • 28. Doctor's Office - Dr. Z. M. Beaman
  • 29 Bender Furniture Store & Undertaking Parlor - George Bender
  • Main Street North Side of Street east to west from Mill Street
  • l. Monument Works - Roberts ?
  • 2. Fiske Tire Store - Wetzel Display Case Co. on top floor
  • 3. J.W. Strauss Feed Store - John W. Strauss
  • 4. Store or Lodge ?
  • 5. Alley
  • 6. Stands Grocery Store - Lyman Stands
  • 7. Morris 5 & 10 Cent Store ?
  • 8. Sporting Goods & Magazine Store ?
  • 9. Sheller Grocery & Bakery - Daniel Sheller
  • 10. Urschel Department Store - Lewis (Lew) Urschel
  • 11. Marks Drug Store - Harold Marks Sr
  • 12. Gresso Department Store - Gordon Gresso
  • 13. Rex Telephone Exchange - above Gresso Store
  • 14. Walnut Street
  • 15. Burgess Drug Store - Burgess or Horning ?
  • 16. School Book Store - Run by the Drug Store
  • 17. Gem Theater - Mr. and Mrs. Walters
  • 18. Lawrence National Bank ?
  • 19. Oppenheim Department Store - Ben Oppenheim
  • 20. Indiana Light and Power Co. - ?
  • 21. Alley Way
  • 22. Union Trust Co. - George D. Barber
  • 23. Isenbarger Realty & Auto License - John Isenbarger
  • 24. Lautzenhizer Restaurant - Hazen (Hayes) Lautzenhiser
  • 25. North Manchester News-Journal - Josh Billings
  • 26. Feed Store - ?
  • 27. Mike's Standard Oil Station - Russell Michael
  • 28. Market Street
  • 29. Jennings Grocery Store - William M. (Bill) Jennings
  • 30. Doctor's Office - Dr. George Balsbaugh