Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Turnpike Street 14th and State map 1950 Erie, PA

Turnpike Street ©1950 Nirenstein's National Realty Map Co.
Two recent articles on Old Time Erie discussed businesses on 14th and State Street in Erie, PA. The most recent showed a photo of the Wilson House/New Wilson Hotel on the triangle of 14th, State and Turnpike St. http://oldtimeerie.blogspot.com/2012/08/wilson-hotel-west-14th-and-state-1910.html A few readers remembered a gas station at this spot in the fifties, and lo and behold, they were right! At some point prior to 1956, the old hotel was demolished and replaced with a filling station.

Raeder's Central Esso (Paul Raeder) operated at 1330 State St. in 1956. Raid's Central Esso (James F. Raid) was there in 1957. And Rapp's Central Esso (John Rapp) was there in 1959.

I also wrote about Reliable Furnishing, Masiroff & Company Furniture and Jr's Last Laugh, which each occupied the building at 1402 State Street from 1909 to the present. [Masiroff moved from 1527 State to 1402 State on August 14, 1925.] http://oldtimeerie.blogspot.com/2012/08/jrs-last-laugh-building-1909-reliable.html

The map above shows the owner of the property and the name of the business which occupied the building. For example, Charles Kline owned 1302 and 1304 State Street. Champion Auto Supply Company had a store at 1302 State, and Frederick's Credit Jewelers had a store at 1304 State St.

Turnpike Street no longer exists between State Street and the north side of West 14th St.; the block has resumed a triangular shape. There is still a small portion of Turnpike St. behind the building at 1402 State St. in Erie, Pennsylvania.

1 comment:

  1. M.Fabrizio McCarthyMay 31, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Pennsylvania Leather Co. owned by Mr. Ershler, was one of two suppliers of leather, rubber heels, etc
    to shoe repair shops in Erie. Probably was in operation from 20's through WW2. Wartime was boomtime for shoe repairers since shoes were rationed and repairing them was necessary. Other shoe finding supplier was Lake Erie Leather.