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Real Estate & Insurance


 

Picture Business Name Location Owner/Operator Dates of Operation Comments:
  Crosby M. Black, Jr. 629-31 Sproul St.   ? - 1941 - ? "General Insurance - Real Estate"
From their ad in the 1941 Chester High Yearbook.

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Photo courtesy of
Mr. Jack Swerman, AIA
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Benjamin Blank Realtor, Insurance 623 Welsh St.      
  Calderon Brothers, Realtors & Insurors 8th & Concord Ave. Ed Calderoni
(d. 10/15/2006)

Jack Calderon

? - 1965 - ? Natale's Barber Shop was formerly in this building.
  Chester Real Estate Co. 25 E 5th St.   - 1899 -  
  Cochran & Co.   J. Howard Cochran ? - 1902 - ?  
  A. Cohen & Sons Crozer Building   ? - 1918 - ? Thanks to their ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
  Joseph D'Angelo 4100 Edgmont Ave.
Brookhaven
Joseph D'Angelo ? - Present  
  Charles Oakford Henry   Charles Oakford Henry   Owned several real estate properties in Chester and was chauffeur for Gov. Sproul.

Thanks to
Bill Simpson,
Wmsimpsr10@aol.com 

  Heritage House Realty 2215 W. 9th St.

497-5300

  - 1960's -  
  M.E. Ives, Realtor   Martha Elizabeth Ives ? - 1920's - ? [Biography]

Thanks to Paul Lane Ives, Jr., grandson,
plives@juno.com

  J. C. Kane 329 Pennell St.   ? - 1941 - ? "Real Estate & Insurance"
From their ad in the 1941 Chester High Yearbook.
  John Lacusch & Son 2805 W. 3rd St.   ? - 1941 - ? "Real Estate - Insurance - Notary Public - Mortgages - Investments"
From their ad in the 1941 Chester High Yearbook.
  Lear & Worrilow Cambridge Trust Building   ? - 1916 - 1918 - 1941 - ? "Insurance, Real Estate, Investments"

Thanks to their ads in Chester High annuals, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

Also from their ad in the 1941 Chester High Yearbook.

  Peter Lewicki 702 Concord Ave.   ? - 1941 - ? "Notary Public - Real Estate - Insurance - Mortgages"
From their ad in the 1941 Chester High Yearbook.
  Lewis, Hopkins & Williamson 603 Welsh St.   c. 1913 - ?  
  Life Assurance Company of PA 407 Market St. Max Much, General Agent ? - 1965 - ?  
  Linton & Hewes 505 Crozer Building J. O. Linton

H. E. Hewes

? - 1917 - 1918 - ? "Real Estate, Insurance Contracting & Building"

Thanks to their ad in the 1916 Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

  John H. Mirkel, Union Assurance Company Crozer Building      
  Montella (5) 6th & Penn St.
(behind Great Leopard Skating Rink)
     
  V. J. Pace & Sons 133 W. 5th St.

TR4-6377

  - 1960's -  
  Newlin Palmer 815 Edgmont Ave. (2nd floor)

later

Colony Building, on Welsh between 5th & 6th St.

    Son of Attorney Charles Palmer

I did not know Mr. [Charles] Palmer, but I did have the privilige of working on several occasions for his son Newlin Palmer, who was in the Real Estate and Insurance business for many years. Mr. Newlin Palmer had his office on the Second Floor of 815 Edgmont Ave., Chester in the early seventies, and later moved his office to the second floor of the Colony Bldg, on Welsh, between fifth and sixth st., Chester.

Thanks to
"Joker" Jack Chambers,
jokerjak908@yahoo.com

  J. Edward Parkinson (Insurance) 330 E. 9th St.

TR2-7205
TR4-2197

  - 1960's -  
  Parkside Real Estate & Improvement Co. 527 Welsh St. F. M. Schwalm, Sales Manager ? - 1917 - ? Thanks to their ad in the 1917 Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
  William J. Pastuzek        
  W. Alrich Price Realtor & Insurance 24 W 5th St.   ? - 1937 - ? Info per their ad in the June 1937 Southern Penn Bus Schedule Book, courtesy of
Terry Redden Peters
  William G. Price, Jr. Law Building   ? - 1917 - ? Thanks to their ad in the 1917 Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
  Irving Savits Agency 18th & Edgmont Ave.

TR4-7178

  - 1960's -  
  Shusman & Killoran Cambridge Building   ? - 1917, 1918 - ? "Real Estate or Insurance"

Thanks to their ad in the 1917 & 1918 Chester High annuals, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE

  Elmer Sleeper       Brother of Josiah Sleeper, who operated Sleeper's Business College.
  Stewart's Realty 1100 block of Morton Ave., on the corner     Thanks to Pat,
vis12321@home.com
  Alfred V. Stiscia 933 Edgmont Ave.

TR4-8484

     

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Plaque at the entrance of Sweeney & Clyde and law offices of Kingsley Montgomery
Photo April 27, 2002

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Sweeney & Clyde Market Square (1915)

521 Market St. (1918)

29 E 5th St.

Samuel D. Clyde, 1872-1955

J. Edward Clyde
Samuel D. Clyde, Jr.

Est. 1858 - 1965 - ? Thanks also to their ads in 1915, 1916 & 1918 Chester High annuals, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
  Sweeney & Lukens Real Estate & Insurance 523 Welsh St.   ? - 1965 - ?  
  Swimmer Real Estate & Insurance 5th St. Maurice Swimmer

Son, Alan N. Swimmer

c. 1923 - 1938 - ?  
  Albert L. Teele 521 Market St.   ? - 1917 - ? Thanks to their ad in a Chester High annual, courtesy of Janet Andrews Moulder, Wilmington, DE
  Tercha Real Estate 3rd St. between Highland Ave. & Thurlow St.      
  Western & Southern Life Insurance Co. 5th & Market St.   - 1960's - In the bank building
  J. Horace Witsil Agency Fidelity Chester Building Horace Witsel
later his daughter,
Margaret Witsil Johnson
- 1900 - 1975-76 [The business was} "Real Estate and insurance.  It was originally owned by my mother in laws father (1st Husband) and when he died she, Margaret Witsil Johnson, took over.  She was just out of Swarthmore College and was at the Univ. of Pa. Law School.  She never completed her law degree because of this.  She ran this business from about 1933 when her dad died until she could no longer physically do it.  Probably about 1975-76.  She passed away in 1985.  It was located in Chester in the Fidelity Chester Building.  She married J. Roland Johnson in 1933 and they lived on Old Middletown Rd. next door to the Habbersetts , who lived on the corner of Middletown and Knowlton Rds.  Their home was called Wytcote. It burned down Nov. 12, 1967 and was rebuilt on the same foundation."

Mary Lynne Clark, 2bostonsmama@email.msn.com

  John A. Wood Law Building, Room 18   ? - 1917 - ? "Real Estate & Bond Broker"

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

  Dan Woods Real Estate Co. 400 Welsh St.

872-7926

  - 1960's -  

 

 

 

If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about any businesses in Chester, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com


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