Warren County Historical Society Presents …
The Digital Version of “REWIND”
May 1, 2016
Shopping in the Sixties
In 1963, Warren County celebrated their sesquicentennial – their 150th birthday. In celebration of that milestone, The Post Star issued a special ‘Warren County Sesquicentennial Edition.” The Warren County Historical Society owns several copies of that special edition. One of them was in poor shape, so we decided to cut it apart. In this Rewind column, we are sharing some advertisements of businesses no longer with us – or still operating in a new or different format. How many do you remember?
Alfonso’s Restaurant was across from the Great Escape. It is now Johnny Rockets.
Clark’s Discount Department Store was located on Upper Glen Street where Price Chopper is today.
Carpenter’s Pavilion and later Toomey’s, was on Sunnyside Road where the lake meets the road at the intersection of Rockwell Road.
Finch, Pruyn & Co. once sold appliances.
Sears, Roebuck & Company had a retail outlet on Maple Street in downtown Glens Falls before they moved to Queensbury Shopping Plaza and later to Aviation Mall.
Skateland was on west side of Route 9 in the area across from Sutton’s Market Place.
Glens Falls Rubber Stamp Works was in downtown Glens Falls in the Colvin Building.
Robert’s Jewelry Shop was on Warren Street in downtown Glens Falls in the block lost to Urban Renewal (in front of Burger King).
In Warrensburg, the Rite Aid Drug Store now occupies the site.
Le Chalet Francis was a very nice restaurant in Thurman, NY.
Russell & Waite, until recently, was a stationery and office supply store in downtown Glens Falls.
Duers Oil Company was located in on Bay Street at the corner of Union Street. It is the site of a Cumberland Farms store today.
Sky Harbor was a restaurant on Canada Street in Lake George.
Texaco may be gone from the area, but so is the station. It was on Lower Warren Street.
On the Boulevard, between Glens Falls and Hudson Falls was Club Cantina.
The Frankel Shop sold dry goods and was located at 221-227 Glen Street.
You could get your shoes repaired at Capone’s on Exchange Street in downtown Glens Falls.
David’s Shoes on Warren Street was one of several shoe stores in downtown Glens Falls.
Montgomery Ward’s was first located in downtown Glens Falls where the Glens Falls National Bank is now located. It later moved to Northway Plaza on Upper Glen Street.
Rudolph’s was a jewelry store in downtown Glens Falls
Braydon & Chapman in downtown Glens Falls provided ‘Everything in the music line’ at 144-146 Glen Street.
Barber’s was a neighborhood market on Shippey Street
The Joy Store was a fixture in the community for many years. It was located in South Glens Falls where McDonald’s is today.
HOW MANY DO YOU REMEMBER?
This column was put together by Stan Cianfarano for the Warren County Historical Society with material from the special “Warren County Sesquicentennial” edition of The Post Star, Vol. LIX, No. 273, October 12, 1963. Anyone interested in looking at the entire newspaper may contact the Warren County Historical Society at (518) 743-0734.