Thursday, September 2, 2010
1972 Shoe Listings in Lorain Phone Book
So to refresh my memory and yours, here's a page from the 1972 Lorain Phone Book showing what stores were still around back then. (Click on it for a large size version.) There was quite a selection of stores to choose from.
Nobil Shoe Co. seems to be the one that I remember my family patronizing the most. We would usually head out to the O'Neil Sheffield Center. But we also went to Januzzi's, Faflik Shoes, Pic-Way Shoe Mart (in South Lorain) and Thom McAn Shoes.
The listing for Steve's Shoe Repair brings back lots of memories. I wonder if he ever repaired the mountainous piles of shoes that always seemed to be there? He definitely could have used some of those magical cobbler elves that come out at night in fairy tales.
Fellow blogger (and regular reader of this blog) Alan Hopewell mentioned in a posted comment that he remembers going to McKee's. They're on this page, but only in small print as the old name of Tots to Teens Shoes.