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Saturday, July 01, 2017

LEGENDARY COMMENTS BY GEORGE CHEVALLIER 7-1-17


MAIN ST. – SALISBURY, MD (PRIOR TO 1909)

Current 224 W. Main St. Formerly 234 Main St.

226 W. Main St. 236 Main St.

(All the street numbers were changed in Oct. 1952)

(Before the dam broke in 1909 and formed East Main St., every address was Main St.

There were no street numbers.)

Residents of Main St. – around the year 1900:

On the South side only, starting at the corner of Dock St. (now Market St.) – heading east

Dorman and Smyth hardware store (later Thos. R. Young’s, now Parker Place Antiques)

Ulman’s Saloon (1st fl) and Ulman’s Grand Opera House (2nd fl) (now vacant lot)

Britt’s Butcher Shop (owned by James F. Britton )

Charles Bethke Tailor Shop

Residence & office of dentists Dr. W. B & E. W. Smith

Vacant lot

Residence and store of Amos Woodcock, jeweler

Residence and store of Henry “Hatter” Brewington (sold hats)

Vacant lot ( later to be the Farmer’s & Merchants Bank)

Vacant lot (later to be Arcade Theater, then Read’s, now WMDT)

Salisbury National Bank

L. W. Gunby Co. (later the Fashion Shop, then Mangel’s)

Vacant lot

Dr. Louis Bell’s residence

Mr. Thomas E. Williams

Dr. Slemmon’s

2-story office building on corner (including Jim Ball’s barber shop)

On the North side only, starting at Division St.

Dr. Levin B. Collier’s Drug Store (later Read’s Drug Store)

S. Q. Johnson and Co. confectionery

Bergen notion store (on corner)( later to be White & Leonard)

St. Peter’s Street

The Peninsula Hotel (burned in 1929-rebuilt as the Salisbury National Bank)

Store of Birckhead and Carey

Store of Fowler and Timmons

R. E. Powell and Company

Lacy Thoroughood, the Fair Dealing Clothier

Cannon and Dennis, shoe merchants

J. R. T. Laws

Large clothing store of the Mankos (across from Dorman & Smyth)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

What you do is amazing about the history of our city and residents of long ago, names that and faces thanks to you we can see again. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

OK,somewhere in there is Eric Ludwig's great great grandfathers barber shop.

Anonymous said...

very cool article

Anonymous said...

Thank you, George. I love your articles and look forward to them every week.