Story of Hagerstown Maryland, 1911
C. B. BENDER.—Jeweler, engraving and repairing a specialty, No. 21 North Potomac Street, under Hotel Franklin. Mr. Bender has been established for about two and one-half years in this business, and has had fine success in gaining a good share of the patronage throughout Hagerstown and vicinity. He has had about ten years of practical experience in the Cities of Pittsburg, Lancaster and Altoona, Pa., and in this City. He, therefore, has a thorough knowledge of the requirements of the high-class trade, and he is in position to give entire satisfaction to all. He handles the most excellent lines of wares, and the stock is attractively displayed. Mr. Bender is a young man, well known and popular.
HAGERSTOWN HEATING COMPANY, Steam and Hot Water heating, plumbing and gas fitting, No. 28 Hamilton Row. In our general review of the City it is well that we should make prominent mention of this Company since it Is one of the largest enterprises of its character in this section of the State. It has been established for about 10 years, and an average force of 15 skilled men, find constant employment. The head of the business is Mr. James P. Harter, and under his able guidance, the business continues to increase with each recurring year. A very large stock of everything pertaining to this line of industry is carried, and the management keeps fully abreast of the times. The Company has executed many notable contracts throughout the vicinity. Estimates cheerfully furnished. Mr. Harter is very enthusiastic in regards to his views of Hagerstown, and thinks the City has a very bright future.
A. M. ORDWAY & COMPANY, Dealers in Pianos, Organs, and Musical merchandise. This is one of the greatest music houses in Western Maryland, and is the oldest, having been established many years ago by the late Mr. A. M. ORDWAY. The business has grown from the very beginning, and at the present writing it requires fifteen people to handle the trade. This great house is located at the South-East side of the Public Square, the premises being a three-story building and basement, and here is carried one of the most complete lines of high-grade pianos and organs and general musical merchandise to be found in this part of the country. A specialty is made of high-grade instruments, and it may be well to state that this Company handles many different leading makes of pianos. Mr. C. E. Shenk, who now owns and ably directs the business, has been associated with the house for fifteen years.
HAGERSTOWN TABLE WORKS.—This is one of the large and extensive manufacturing plants of Hagerstown. A number of buildings are occupied which cover an area of 8 acres. The plant at this point has been successfully operated for some 20 years and the business has steadily increased. Employment is given to an average force of 200 people and the products of the company are shipped throughout the United States to foreign countries. They are manufacturers of Extension, Breakfast, Kitchen Tables and Stands. The success of this plant as well as the success of all other manufacturing plants located here shows that Hagerstown is the proper place for other manufacturers who are looking for a good center.
ARTZ, THE CONFECTIONER.—This famous store is located at No. 36 North Potomac Street. It has been established for more than twenty years, and its name has become a household word throughout Hagerstown and the vicinity. Mr. J. C. Artz is the proprietor. He is favorably known in business circles, and enjoys a large patronage among the leading families of the community. The place is kept clean and neat, and the stock carried comprises the purest and most perfect goods in the line of confections, and all the various novelties pertaining to the business. Mr. Artz makes a specialty of the manufacture of pure Ice Cream. This is a good store at which to deal. Mr. Artz is a popular citizen, favorably known, and is liberal in his dealings.
CHAS. E. ROACH, Millinery, No. 8 North Potomac Street. This is undoubtedly the oldest Millinery establishment in Hagerstown. Mr. Chas. E. Roach began the business 44 years ago, the 10th of this October and has occupied the same location as above for 43 years the 4th of last March, and he has always been most successful in his dealing, and during the busy season employment is given to an average force of 12 skilled milliners and salesladies. He carries a beautiful line of goods, including all the latest fashions and novelties of the season. His son, Mr. Lewis A. B. Roach, ably assists in the conduct of the affairs. Both gentlemen are popular with the trade, and have a standing in business and social circles of the best. This house has the agency for Footer's Dying and Cleaning Works, of Cumberland, Maryland. This is one of the largest plants of its kind in the United States.
HARRY C. MAIN, Furniture and General House Furnishings, No. 11-13 East Franklin Street, next to Market House. The facilities afforded in furnishing and beautifying homes by the house of Harry C. Main, and the kind and considerate treatment accorded to all having dealings with him, are fully appreciated by the people of Hagerstown and vicinity. The house has been established for a number of years, and the business has continued to increase. The Company leads in low prices as well as in first-class goods and honorable treatment. Mr. Main is a very popular gentleman and is most ably directing his business. He carries a fine line of goods including furniture, stoves, carpets, oil cloth, mattings, window shades, oil and gasoline cooking stoves, Thistle Sunshine Ranges, Gas Hot Plates and Oil Heaters, Oil Stove Wicks, Stove Repairs.
AMERICAN LAUNDRY, W. E. Reed, Manager, No. 40 and 42 West Antietam Street. This Laundry has now been in existence for about three years, and it is one of the most highly successful enterprises in this part of the State. Mr. Reed is an expert manager, and he has made a thorough study of every phase of the laundry business, and his laundry is one of the most perfect and thoroughly equipped to be found anywhere. Employment is now given to an average force of 30 skilled operatives. The work is absolutely perfect and noted for its beautiful finish. Prompt attention is given to the collection and delivery of all orders. Mr. Reed is a gentleman of most excellent standing in the community, and takes an active interest in all movements for the upbuilding of the City. He thinks Hagerstown is one of the best places on earth to call home, and that the City has a very bright future.
Clarence E. Weaver
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Hagerstown (Md.), 1911