Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Scene of Downtown Sandusky at Christmas Time

Ernst Niebergall, a well known Sandusky photographer, took this photograph of downtown Sandusky, probably in the 1930s:

In a closer view, the Weinberger Cut Rate Drugstore can be seen at the southwest corner of Columbus Avenue and Market Street. Adolph Weinberger owned the drugstore, which was later known as Gray Drug Store. Just south of Weinberger’s Drugstore are the Montgomery Ward and J.C. Penney stores. Later J.C. Penney would have a much larger business at this location. Rosino’s Shoe Store was located south of the J.C. Penney store.

On the east side of Columbus Avenue, the following businesses can be seen: Denzer’s Books and Gifts, Textor Jeweler’s, the S. S. Kresge Company, and the H and S Modern Bakery. In the distance, the marquee of the Seitz State Theater is visible as well.


Anonymous said...

These vintage photos bring back a lot of good memories!

Ed Daniel said...

My first job, at age 13 or 14, was at Rosino's shoe store, working Saturday mornings at such tasks as dusting shelves, breaking up cardbord boxes for the baling machine in the basement, and sweeping the floor. The store featured an x-ray machine on which patrons could see if thier foot bones were crowded by new shoes they were trying on. Ed Daniel Rockville, MD