It seems that the Lorain Creamery hung on as long as it could. A 1983 ad (above) still advertised home delivery. But by then, having a milkman come to your home was an anachronism.
Both the Creamery and the Parlour were still in the Lorain phone book in 1987. But sadly, the Creamery disappeared from the book in 1990 with the Old English Parlour following in the mid-1990s.
I'm sure many Lorainites remember going down to the Lorain Creamery for those great ice cream cones. Part of the entertainment was eating your cone right there and watching the trains go by. I even remember seeing a hobo once in a while in the 1960s, riding beneath some of the trains. (Maybe they were out-of work milkmen.)
I have fond memories of the Old English Parlour too. It was the perfect place to bring a date, although now it sounds like something out of Archie comics.
Be sure to post your Lorain Creamery and Old English Parlour memories!