The lost, lamented west side of the first block of South Main. Click to expand.
2-4 South Main
The Opera House, Early 20th Century. Originally a two-story building, the third floor was added shortly after construction and removed in a 1937 remodel.
Main Street, west side, circa 1921. That’s one of two Jackson Drug Companies in town in the Opera House, the other was just a block to the north.
Opera House, 1936
Harrah-O’Bannon announces a buyout of Jackson Drug Co. 1924
Harrah-O’Bannon Rexall Drugs ad, 1929
Saft Furniture, Sears, Wiley-Cole Rexall, State Business School about 1959
Wiley Cole Rexall Ad, 1961
Wiley Rexall Ad, 1957. Click to Expand.
Article announcing the 1946 opening of B & W Variety Store at 4 South Main
Sears Grand Opening Ad, 1956. Click to Expand.
Sears Store yearbook ad – 1961
6-14 South Main
Saft Furniture Ad, 1949
Article about the Grand Theater, 1928
Ottawa Theater debuts, 1945
1st block, west side, South Main, about 1954. Click to expand.
14-20 South Main
Millner-Berkey at their temporary home at 14 S Main
Roy Walker Drug Store ad, 1955
Leonard’s TV and Appliances Ad, 1968
M&M Cafe Ad, 1959
M&M Cafe yearbook ad – 1960
D&D Cafe Ad, 1967
D&D Cafe, 1965
22-26 South Main
Bottenfield Heating/Plumbing expanded into sewing machines with the Pfaff Sewing Center, 1955
Bargain Charlie’s Ad, 1958
Bargain Charlie’s yearbook ad – 1961
Gosney Printing Ad, 1968
Gosney Printing yearbook ad – 1966
1941 parade in front of 24 South Main
Alene’s Childrens Shop ad, 1940
1960 Salyer’s Tot Shop yearbook ad
Reynolds Shoe Repair about 1965
Reynolds Boot and Shoe Shop Ad, 1966
Miami Service Shop ad, 1959
28-32 South Main
Puritan Ice Cream Store ad, 1947
Beacon Television ad, 1953. See yourself on television!
Rodgers Indian Jewelry and Western Wear ad, 1955. Miami artist Bronson Edwards created two hand-carved totem poles for the business.
Miami Self-Service Shoes ad, 1957
Army Store Ad, 1968
Martin’s Shoe Shop ad, 1936
Baker Boy Bakery Ad, 1957
7 ’til 11 Store ad, 1950
Davis Paint Store Ad, 1957