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Old Chester, PA: Business

Hardware/Building Supplies


Picture Business Name Location Owner/Operator Dates of Operation Comments:
  Baylin's Hardware 3rd & Penn St., SW corner   - 1960's - Thanks to
Myra Baylin Levinstein
  Davis & Co. 110 E. 6th St.   ? - 1917 - ? "Hardware, tools, mill supplies, china, stoves, furnishings"

Thanks to their ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

  J. D. Fawcett & Sons, Inc. 5th & Highland Ave.   September 1927 - ? Formerly Wood Lumber & Coal Co.
  Galey Hardware Broad (9th) & Edgmont

803 Edgmont Ave.


 Mr. Galey - 1924, 1960 - Moved to Eddystone, PA where they are currently located.
  Goodman's Hardware Store 3rd St.     Thanks to Bill Elman, STEELDAN1@aol.com
  Hamilton, James M.

Lumber & Millwork

5th Street James M. Hamilton ? - until the Depression "My Grandfather, James M. Hamilton, was the owner of a lumber and millwork business on Fifth Street until the Depression sent him into bankruptcy."

Thanks to
Nancy Hamilton Sager,

  Hardware & Supply Co. of Chester Edgmont at 4th St.


  - 1960's -  
  Harry's Hardware 1106 Morton Ave.

(Sun Village)

Harry Neiberg 1921 - 1938 Thanks to daughter, Beatrice Rosenberg, Delaware County, PA
  Hummer & Green Lumber Yard 5th & Fulton St Charles D. Hummer

John Green

September 30, 1930 - 1940 - ?  
  Joe's Building & Plumbing Supplies 6th & Engle St. Joseph Pastuszek, Sr.


Joseph Pastuszek, Jr.

Robert Pastuszek

c. 1950 - Present "My name is Joseph William Pastuszek, grandson of Joseph Pastuszek sr., my father Joseph Pastusek jr. and uncle Robert Pastuszek who now own and run Joe's bldg & plmg Supplies Inc. at 6th & Engle st. The family buisness has been going for over 50 years now, and still going."


  Joe's Hardware 1100 block of Morton Ave. in Sun Village.     "It used to have a Post Office within the store. I'm pretty sure the hardware store is still open today."
Thanks to John Fusco,
Kestner's 3rd & Palmer St. ? - 1917 - ? "Keys of all kinds"

Thanks to their ad in the 1917 Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

  McDowell Coatland Lumber Co. 1915 W. 2nd St.      
  Marchlik's Hardware Store 6th St. just off Highland Ave.     Thanks to Paul Crowther, pcrowther4@home.com, & Terry Owsiany McHugh, tomch58@carolina.rr.com  
  D. P. Paiste, Chester hardware house 13 W 3rd St. D. A. Paiste ? - 1902 - ?  
  Palmer & Gayley Hardware 612 Edgmont Ave. Andrew L. Palmer

W. Wallace Gayley

? - 1915, 1916, 1918 - ? Thanks to their ads in Chester High annuals, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
  Stevenson Co., Ltd.
Builders' Mill Work
1603-15 W. 3rd St.      
  Stress' Hardware 3rd & Thurlow St. ? Stress   "Stress also owned and operated the Esquire Billiard Academy across the street from the hardware store."

David J. Hentosh, david.j.hentosh@lmco.com

  Todd's Hardward 3rd Street between  Hays &
Highland Avenue
    Thanks to Iris Sapovits, cfbubba@peoplepc.com
  Wood Lumber & Coal Co. 5th & Highland Ave.   ? - 1917 - ?

c. September 1927, became J. D. Fawcett & Sons, Inc.

"Building supplies, coal & millwork"

Thanks to their ad in the 1917 Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

  William M. Young Co. Foot of Highland Ave.   ? - 1952 - ? Retail lumber dealers




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