More business memories from unusual sources, this time from a bank giveaway

About a month ago, we talked about some business memories based on ads in a 1947 York cookbook.

Drovers address book coverToday’s mildly unusual source for a list of previous local businesses is what I believe to be a giveaway from The Drovers & Mechanics National Bank of York (a predecessor to what is today Fulton Bank.) This is a “personal directory” or pocket address book from about 1960. I picked my copy up at the York Emporium some time ago; it’s unused, and I actually would have loved to find it with someone’s actual addresses and notes in it, but it’s pretty cool on its own!

I’m going to include photos in a slideshow below of all the ads, because many of these are visual and pretty neat. But as a quick list, here are the businesses included.

– Jimmy Wilson, Jr. Storage, 540 S. George St., York
– Chas A. Schaefer Flower Shop, 124 W. Market St., York
– Yesco electrical product distributors, York and Lancaster
– Gary Miller dry cleaner, 238 E. Princess St., York, and Northgate Shopping Center, North York
– Dorothy Fox Fashion Shops, 208 E. Market St., York
– Gregory’s menswear, 26 N. George St., York
– A and T Tire Service, 1793 Whiteford Road, Springettsbury Township
– Myers Sales and Service, Whiteford Road at Memory Lane, Springettsbury Township
– Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York
– York Paint and Hardware Co., 203 W. Market St., York
– Imperial Remodeling Contractors, Philadelphia and Queen streets, York
– Don Zeigler TV Sales and Service, 335 S. Pine St., York
– Geo. H. Wolf, distributor of Gulf products, 303 N. Sherman St., York
– Boone’s Auto Upholstering, 1320 Tornita St. (yes, that’s the spelling they give for it!)
– Monarch Beverage Co., 526 E. Boundary Ave., York
– Andes Furs, 237 E. Market St., York
– Colony Furniture House, 3432 E. Market St., Springettsbury Township

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My name is Joan and I'm a lifelong Yorker. Throughout high school and college, I swore I was getting out of here as soon as possible. Now, a few years later, I can't think of anywhere I'd rather be. I love my town, and I hear every day from readers who love their towns, too. So please, connect with me and let's share what makes life in York County great. I'm here to help you enjoy this place as much as I do!
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One Response to More business memories from unusual sources, this time from a bank giveaway

  1. Jo says:

    Jimmy Wilson, Jr. moving co. moved my family (me included) from Shiloh down to 6025 N. 18th St., Arlington, VA 22205 in 1957! Maybe that was before zip codes though.

    That’s a great little booklet, Joan. Wish I had a copy too.

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