(17) 530 E. Third Street

530 E Third"Where Elinor's Shop is now located was once Hamman's livery and later Batterman's machine shop. There was a roller skating rink on the second floor. Later there was a dancing school upstairs as well as Phi Delt club rooms. Betz bought the building and after a fire in 1929 rebuilt it. In the 1940s the A&P rented the first floor and there was a bowling alley in the basement. Earlier Howard Rees had a furniture store here. Harvey's Dime Store was located in the building until in the 1950s a fire razed the building. It was rebuilt for Elinor's."

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♦ According to handwritten notes on the original of this image, the M.W. Jory wagon shop stood on the site where Elinor's was eventually built (but see Item 18 below).
Batterman's machine shop, exterior and interior, circa 1898.
Harvey's Dime Store (undated).
♦ Views of Elinor's in 1957, 1965, and 1988; and Elinor Greener presiding over her shop, sometime in the 1960s.


Aaron P. said...

That Harvey's picture is 313 Main Street (current Dollar General building)

Ainsworthiana said...

Yes, I think you're right. I'll have to fix that one of these days.