Remember when...
oldie

Lima, OH

#21 Apr 8, 2013
OMG, and remember the blizzards? Out by where Arby's and Marsh Supermarket are?
The drifts were so high it was unbelievable.
There was nothing out there where Marsh supermarket is now, it was just farmland.
vet

Deshler, OH

#22 Apr 8, 2013
oldie wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sorry to disagree with you, but...
Mr Wiggs was over where Big Lots is now.
Buckeye Mart was where Tractor Supply is now.
Old days are fun to remember, aren't they?
Yes. You're right. I'm trying to picture that block in my mind.
food for thought

Bluffton, OH

#23 Apr 8, 2013
Mr. Wiggs later became Hecks. Buckey Mart became Big Wheel, then Farm & Fleet, now Tractor Supply.
food for thought

Bluffton, OH

#24 Apr 8, 2013
The original VW Marsh Supermarket was across from the fairgrounds, where Sherwin Williams is located now!
Lily Rodgers

Lima, OH

#25 Apr 8, 2013
vet wrote:
Anyone remember the bowling alleys in the building across Walnut from the Goodyear Store? They had real human pin setters.
I don't remember that but that's where my parents met 54 years ago!!
Lily Rodgers

Lima, OH

#26 Apr 8, 2013
I believe there was a Kroger store where Save a Lot is now.
really

Marysville, OH

#27 Apr 8, 2013
oldie wrote:
And Triangle grocery store was where the new Ruler's is now.
Triangle had the best bakery, their donuts and bear claws were the best. Plus great cakes.
Triangle's was on the corner of Crawford and Shannon before it when to the shopping center.
Western Auto was on Main St. and Run by Ray Able's parents.
Campbell's Hardware was where the bank is on Main and Washington as was Derry Drug.
Where the furniture store is on Main and Market is where Kroger's was before they built where Save a Lot is now.
Killion Jewelry was where Kennedy's office is.
Then there was Brady's Jack and Jill store.
Ken Gribler's Mens Clothing.
Southewest corner of Main and Washington was Jerrod's Hardware.
Dave's Cleaners was Gunsett Hardware.
Tom and Mom's Pizza.
Firestone used to be Butler's Bakery
White's Photography just east of it.
McKeddies' Appliance next to the old Dollies Restaurant.
The Party Shop was a Pure Oil gas station and there were many gas stations.
The park next to Wilkinson's was a shoe shine shop.
The old train depot is a parking lot behind the courthouse.
And much more.
really

Marysville, OH

#28 Apr 8, 2013
food for thought wrote:
The coal yard was by the rail road on Shannon, then it was Dominos later on.
There were several coal yards around. I don't recall the name of the yard on Shannon Street (they also made cement burial vaults there), but Bagley's Coal Yard was by the Pennsylvania Rail Road, I think on Jackson and Franklin.

Coal was a booming business.
Roll Tide

Rockford, OH

#29 Apr 8, 2013
City Coal owned by Tom Borden was on North Market St. It was either on the north side of Johnson Ave where the metal building is that now houses offices or on the south side where the parking lot is. I can't remember, maybe someone else does.
remember

United States

#30 Apr 9, 2013
Molly's across from rootbeer stand, where thrift store is.
willie

United States

#31 Apr 9, 2013
Remember when a dime bag cost a dime?
Jamal

Paulding, OH

#32 Apr 9, 2013
really wrote:
<quoted text>
Triangle's was on the corner of Crawford and Shannon before it when to the shopping center.
Western Auto was on Main St. and Run by Ray Able's parents.
Campbell's Hardware was where the bank is on Main and Washington as was Derry Drug.
Where the furniture store is on Main and Market is where Kroger's was before they built where Save a Lot is now.
Killion Jewelry was where Kennedy's office is.
Then there was Brady's Jack and Jill store.
Ken Gribler's Mens Clothing.
Southewest corner of Main and Washington was Jerrod's Hardware.
Dave's Cleaners was Gunsett Hardware.
Tom and Mom's Pizza.
Firestone used to be Butler's Bakery
White's Photography just east of it.
McKeddies' Appliance next to the old Dollies Restaurant.
The Party Shop was a Pure Oil gas station and there were many gas stations.
The park next to Wilkinson's was a shoe shine shop.
The old train depot is a parking lot behind the courthouse.
And much more.
If you go down the alley in between main and central, there is still an old faded western auto supply sign on the back of the building you are talking about on main st. Frozen in time.
food for thought

Bluffton, OH

#33 Apr 9, 2013
Any one else have memories of going upstairs at the old Western Auto to look at the toys at Christmas time? I got to pick a tricycle out for my birthday there once too! I took the green one and always regretted not getting the red one! lol

I also remember Agler's Shell station on Shannon by the RR, where the printing shop is now. In those days they pumped the gas and cleaned your windshield, and I think my dod got our oil changed there sometimes too, when but often he did it himself.

And don't think anyone has mentioned Hunter Rexall Drug or Downtown Drug.

Also, Huffine's hardware, just south of the Washington & Ervin Rd. intersection, on the east side of the street.

There also used to be some sort of night club in the area near Dr. Kalogerou's office now. That was even before "the Corral" ! The Corral was a drive in called the "Starlite" or something like that?--I think.
food for thought

Bluffton, OH

#34 Apr 9, 2013
And who remembers' the Pottery Shop? With all the gifts and birdbaths and outdoor decorations on West Main? And of course the old truck stop was out in that vicinity too!

And don't forget The Happy Humpty!!! Where Orchard Tree is now.
food for thought

Bluffton, OH

#35 Apr 9, 2013
really wrote:
<quoted text>
Triangle's was on the corner of Crawford and Shannon before it when to the shopping center.
Western Auto was on Main St. and Run by Ray Able's parents.
Campbell's Hardware was where the bank is on Main and Washington as was Derry Drug.
Where the furniture store is on Main and Market is where Kroger's was before they built where Save a Lot is now.
Killion Jewelry was where Kennedy's office is.
Then there was Brady's Jack and Jill store.
Ken Gribler's Mens Clothing.
Southewest corner of Main and Washington was Jerrod's Hardware.
Dave's Cleaners was Gunsett Hardware.
Tom and Mom's Pizza.
Firestone used to be Butler's Bakery
White's Photography just east of it.
McKeddies' Appliance next to the old Dollies Restaurant.
The Party Shop was a Pure Oil gas station and there were many gas stations.
The park next to Wilkinson's was a shoe shine shop.
The old train depot is a parking lot behind the courthouse.
And much more.
You seem to remember pretty far back. Do you have any knowledge of the old theatre that was torn down? The one on East Main, that stood on the site where the motel is now, beside the Family Video? I believe it was called The Strand. I would have LOVED to have seen it! It sounded almost simular to The Embassy in Ft. Wayne! What a shame it was demolished!
Jamal

Paulding, OH

#36 Apr 9, 2013
food for thought wrote:
And who remembers' the Pottery Shop? With all the gifts and birdbaths and outdoor decorations on West Main? And of course the old truck stop was out in that vicinity too!
And don't forget The Happy Humpty!!! Where Orchard Tree is now.
Are you "seasoned" enough to remember the Auditorium? I would have loved to see that building in its time.
food for thought

Bluffton, OH

#37 Apr 9, 2013
**Ooops, sorry! I mean West Main Street, not East!
Jamal

Paulding, OH

#38 Apr 9, 2013
Here is the auditorium. It was the theater on west main where the hotel is. Was torn down in the mid 50's. Accross from the YMCA.

Way before my time.

http://www.silentera.com/theaters/USA/ohio/va...
food for thought

Bluffton, OH

#39 Apr 9, 2013
Jamal wrote:
Here is the auditorium. It was the theater on west main where the hotel is. Was torn down in the mid 50's. Accross from the YMCA.
Way before my time.
http://www.silentera.com/theaters/USA/ohio/va...
Hey! Thank-you! I've always wanted to see a picture of this! But, nope, it was gone before my time too, sad to say! My parents always called it "The Strand" though, I believe! In fact, I have a couple of the old movie posters for upcoming attractions that were once displayed there.

Do you know any old stories about that place?
food for thought

Bluffton, OH

#40 Apr 9, 2013
Sure wish someone would have preserved it! What a shame!

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