Thursday, January 21, 2016

Green Lantern Camp Ad – June 18, 1937

Even though I may have concluded a blog series on a particular topic, I often keep on researching it anyway in the interest of tying up loose ends. And that’s what I was doing on Saturday, looking for a Grand Opening ad for Vian’s even though I concluded my blog series on it last week.

But as usual, while looking for one thing I find something else. In this case, I found what I was looking for back in April 2014: a newspaper ad for Green Lantern Camp. Back then, I had been trying to establish a timeline for it and scrolled through months of microfilm without finding an ad.

You can see the small ad in the column under the WHERE TO GO! cartoon.

Also in that same column are ads for Risko & Cifranic’s Place at Stop 84 in Sheffield Lake; Urbanski & Son at 126 E. 28th Street in Lorain; Cleveland - Lorain Hi-way Coach Line; Highland Grill Nite Club at the corner of W. 23rd and Lexington Avenue in Lorain; Ernie’s Place at Stop 84 in Sheffield Lake; Barbier’s Tavern on Detroit Road in Avon; and Mischka’s in Amherst.

For those that are interested, you can also see a small rate chart for the Lake Shore Electric Railway in the next column.

Ernie’s Place is kind of a mystery, lost to time. It had the same Stop number as Risko’s, so it was located nearby. There was a restaurant at 4169 E. Lake Road (just next door to the west of Risko’s) listed in the 1940 Lorain City Directory run by John H. Richards; it was vacant by the 1942 edition. But there’s no way of knowing if it was previously Ernie’s Place or not.


Anonymous said...

Hi Dan,
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy reading this blog every weekday. Most of the time it's the first thing I look for in the morning. Keep them coming!

Dan Brady said...

Thanks very much - I really appreciate it.

Anonymous said...

Ditto from judy!! So many times I come across items related to my family,which makes me happy , so thanks dan .also it is the first thing I looK at!

Dan Brady said...

Thanks, Judy!