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History of Freeland, Pa.
A variety of additional businesses

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  • 20th-century Freeland businesses not listed on the categorized business pages
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[Thanks to Mike Bobby, Ed Merrick, John J. Pitman, Charlie Rudewick, Carolyn Moering, Leslie Robin, Hank Bartol, Bill Feissner, Mary Gallagher Schriebmaier for additions and corrections.]

E. J. Edwards & Co. Inc. - Drifton store, Drifton. (Source: Catholic Reference Book and Parish Register, circa 1924)

Fairchild's Ceramics - Centre St., between Front & Walnut Streets

Family Fun Arcade - Centre & South Streets (From Mike Bobby: The Laundromat, (located on the corner of Centre and South) closed in the late 1970s, was briefly the site of an arcade called "Family Fun." This was a very popular youth hangout in the early 1980s)

S. Finn - 711 Main Street, Freeland. Millerís old stand. Dealers in jewelry, musical instruments and religious articles. Grafonolas and records of all languages. (Source: Catholic Reference Book and Parish Register, circa 1924) [Ed and I have emailed about this, and we assume that Miller's Old Stand refers to Oliver Miller]

Fritz's store - (From Charlie Rudewick: Fritz's store was taken over by the Anthony family and at one time was a pet store then hobbies, and all kinds of other products.)

The Gift Shop - Main St., between Centre and Washington Streets

Herring's Sporting Goods - Freeland/White Haven highway

Marchetti's Coin Shop - Centre St., between South & Luzerne Streets (Ron Marchetti, proprietor)

J. H. Norris Est. - 701 Walnut Street, Freeland. General merchandise. (Source: Catholic Reference Book and Parish Register, circa 1924)

John Nowak - 732 Birkbeck St., salesman, national distributor (age 56 in 1940 Census) (CT: don't know what the product was)

Shane's Sporting Goods - 727 Front St. (From Hank Bartol: My grandparents and one child arrived in the US in about 1908 from the Dolomite Mountains of Austria. That Tyrolean area is now part of Italy. My father's younger sister (born in 1913) still lives in Freeland. She was married to John Shane who had a sporting goods store at 727 Front Street. The building at 727-729 Front Street was built in the 1920's by my grandfather.)

Videomania - 532 Centre St. (Tim Martin, proprietor) (formerly the site of Newberry's variety store)

Zimmerman's Cards, Papers, &c. - Centre St., between Front & Walnut Streets

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