|A recent view of 1503 Oberlin Avenue|
It’s an interesting portion of Oberlin Avenue right there just south of the railroad tracks, with a variety of commercially-zoned properties mixed in with the houses.
As many of you might remember, it was the home of Pioneer Printing.
Pioneer Printing first appeared in the Lorain phone book and city directories in 1961. There were two production facilities; besides the one at 1503 Oberlin Avenue, there was an outlet in Elyria.
The article below, which ran in the business advertising section of the Lorain Journal on December 9, 1963 provides a nice look at the company and the owner, Jack Kuntz.
Lorain Youth Center, and still later, Lorain Party Center.)
Pioneer Printing endured for many years at 1503 Oberlin Avenue before its listing disappeared from the city directories and phone books in 1996.
****Lorain still has several printing companies, including two from the above 1963 roll call that have managed to survive in a tough local economy.
The Bodnar Printing Company (at 3480 Colorado Avenue) and Mariotti Printing (at 513 E. 28th Street) are happily still here. SQP Print Center (the successor to Slutzker’s) also enjoys the distinction of enjoying many successful years at 721 Broadway in Downtown Lorain.