Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Broderson’s Home Service Store on McDonough Street

Adolph and Martin Broderson were partners in the grocery business in Sandusky for over fifty years. (Adolph G. Broderson died in February 1955, and Martin Broderson died in January 1954.) Pictured above is the Broderson’s “Home Service Store” on the southwest corner of Polk and McDonough Streets. Visible in the store windows are advertisements for Sunbeam bread, Salada tea, and Esmond dairy products, and a Coca Cola sign can be seen on the side of the building.

Products could be purchased here on credit. A former Polk Street resident tells that when her grandmother sent her to the Brodersons’ store to pay the bill, she always received a piece of penny candy in return. An earlier blog entry features more photographs of grocery stores in Sandusky.


Beverly said...

Initially I posted this in the 2007blog when I went to look at those photos so now I hope I am posting it in the right place.

Enjoyed this post and those posted in 2007. Loved Long's store across from Sycamore School. Liebach's on First and Ogontz, and another grocery on the corner of First and McEwen whose name I can't recall. There was a meat market on Ogontz St. between 2nd and 3rd. A Red and White on First St. How about a Roesch grocery on the west side of town? I would love to see photos of these stores if they exist.

Sandusky Library Archives Research Center said...

I wish we did have photos of those scenes, but unfortunately, we don't have any images of those places here in the Sandusky Library collections. If anybody does, we would love donations!