Marks Cleaning Works first showed up at this address in the 1924 city directory, but the business itself was much older as revealed in this 1933 city directory ad.
Marks Cleaning Works finally disappeared from the city directories around 1947. That's when the ad below appeared in the telephone directory, heralding the new Oberlin Avenue Carpet Shop business that so many of us passed on the way to Lorain Creamery.
|1947 Phone book ad|
It's interesting that virtually all of the companies that called that building home from the early 1920s until recently were in the same or a related business.
Special thanks once again to Jeremy for his excellent blog post suggestion.