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Smith's News Stand; Photo courtesy of Robert Smith, West Palm  Beach, FL

"My paternal grandparents were Joe and Annabelle Smith (the "Joe" in the Herman / Lewis / Joseph Smith brothers "trio" that was so involved in the newspaper and magazine business in Chester). Joe started Smith's New and Lottery which I think was on Edgemont and "Wall Street." Wall Street was really just the name of the alley behind Woolworths... which became a funny joke that my father always told... he had a business on Wall Street! The business was moved around the corner (next to Anne's Donuts) after a redevelopment project tore down the original building. The business was sold in 1981, and the family moved to West Palm Beach, FL where I currently reside with my family. Lee Smith passed away suddenly on February 20, 1998, and is survived by his wife Phyllis Smith; his son Robert Smith, his wife Christine, and their son Logan; his daughter Renay Smith-Kitain, her husband Brian, and their two sons Jaycob and Alden.

By the way, my father was also the "Lee" from "Lee's Record Shop" which was under the train tracks in a corner building. There was some mention of this business on your site too. This business was closed before I was born, so I haven't run across any pictures of it yet - but will send one if I can find one.

I am attaching a picture that I found of the original newsstand.


Robert Smith,
West Palm Beach, FL

 

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