Ever since I started this blog almost two years ago, I've been feeding you the history of the building at 3700 Oberlin Avenue (above) piecemeal. Of course, many of you recognize it as Mutt & Jeff's. But during my last update, a regular reader of this blog named Bill noticed that I had overlooked two other businesses that had called that address home. So I had to go back and do a little more research.
What follows below is a compilation of my research so far.
I still haven't determined exactly when it was built, since that information for this building is not on the Lorain County Auditor's website. But as early as 1939, it was the residence of Penny Morgan, who rented rooms to tourists.
|Listing from 1939-1940 City Directory|
|1942 City Directory ad|
|April 1958 Lorain Journal ad|
|1973 Lorain Phone Book ad|
Next, it was Scardi's in the 1984 phone book.
And since 1984, Mutt & Jeff's has called 3700 Oberlin Avenue home.
Special thanks to Bill for filling in the gap in between the Sherwood Inn and Mutt & Jeff's.
If you've never tried one of their excellent burgers, by all means stop in and try one – or anything on the menu for that matter. You might just get hooked and become a regular yourself. (But please – don't take our table!)