(67) 347 Main Street

347 Main"The next two buildings have had a varied history. Ammerman's Harness Shop was at the corner in 1876. Bruce had a plumbing shop here and a shoe shop was operated by a Mr. Shoemaker, then Mr. McClary and Mr. Flood. Simon's Cigar Factory and Ben Lax's Clothing Store were other businesses here. Odell Smith (347 Main St.) moved the jewelry store from across the street and rebuilt the corner building which housed a restaurant until Odell's expanded."

Images (links open in a new window):
♦ The original frame building on the corner housed a pool hall around 1910 and French's Cleaners in 1953.
♦ The frame building had been replaced by a brick one housing Pete's Snack Shop by 1964, and here is the interior of Pete's Snack Shop in 1965. And since that last picture looks as if it might have been taken by one of Pete's competitors, let's see a few more cheerful shots: 1966, 1968, and finally, a 1972 shot featuring Pete Anderson himself.
♦ Inside Odell-Smith Jewelers in 1971 and 1973.


Mj Lence said...

Pete Anderson, I really enjoy this and the ainsworth site. I've lived in Hobart for 60 yrs. and have never learned so much about the history of Hobart til the last year or so.

Ainsworthiana said...

Thank you, for the name and for the kind words!