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HISTORY, HISTORY

By: Stan Jordan This photo is of the Bee Argus Print Shop in its final years, but to me its history goes way back. As far back as I remember about 1930, in that building was the Frank Reeb grocery store and I think later on his son, Ray, and his boy, John, helped out…

AN OLD TIMER

By: Stan Jordan In this picture is not just any old eagle. Let me tell you about him, and I am pretty sure I am right. About 10 or 11 years ago we saw that first eagle nest just east of the park across the river. They continued to thrive and raised a pair of…

PLEASE LOOK THIS OVER

By: Stan Jordan This photo was given to me by Kenny Reinhart and I figure it was taken on Antwerp Days or a Fireman’s Day, because of the parade, probably in the mid 1990’s. Look the picture over and you might see yourself or some of your friends. The spectators run all the way from…

YEARS OF HISTORY

By: Stan Jordan The above picture of 103 West River St. is now Small Town Bliss, that is a beauty salon owned and operated by Audrey Feasby. Let me tell you what I know about the history of this building and lot…well, this whole area. This building went along with the big store on the…

IS THIS YOU?

By: Stan Jordan This fine picture was taken in the Ice Cream Depot, probably in the 1990’s. Mr. & Mrs. Reinhart were the owners there from 1986 for the next twenty years. Every year the teachers and their helpers would bring the lower grade students down town to see the bank and stop in at…

ICE CREAM DEPOT

By: Stan Jordan Last week I showed you a picture of the Ice Cream Depot. In the next couple of issues, I will talk more about the depot and its history to me and Antwerp.  In 1986, Kenny and Doris Reinhart bought that lot and building form a man in Toledo. It had been resided…

HISTORY, OH BOY!

By: Stan Jordan The picture above is the Ice Cream Depot here in Antwerp, but that is just what it ended up as. That building and lot are as much as Antwerp’s history as any other and a lot more than some. When I started school back in 1930, that was a small but nice…

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TALK ABOUT HISTORY By: Stan Jordan I am very lucky to get this old picture of the railroad square here in Antwerp. It was given to me by Walter Lang and I surely appreciate it. It is the only photo that I have seen that shows that little white building right in the middle, which…

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VILLAGE HARDWARE By: Stan Jordan The above photo is just full of history. I hope I don’t forget some of it. Henry George built the brick building where the Oasis is. Frank Lamb built the next three buildings. All of those buildings were on stilts because there was a big ravine and hogs and chickens…

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THE VILLAGE APOTHECARY By: Stan Jordan When I was a boy, the Antwerp Exchange Bank occupied the left half of this building, established in 1893 by A.P. Murphy. When I was young, H.K. Harris was cashier and Mary Moore was assistant cashier. H.K. died in 1942 and Ralph Carr became bank president. The bank has…

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THE OLD AMERICAN LEGION BUILDING By: Stan Jordan Where the new dental office is now, was a shoe repair shop owned by Joe Barber when I was a young fellow. And on the corner, where now stands the memorabilia shop, used to be a gas station, operated by Ike Boyce and Dorsey Waters, they sold…

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TIM’S DINER By: Stan Jordan This picture was given to me and I’m sure it was taken out of an issue of the Antwerp Bee Argus back in 1979. The young man there is Tim Peffly, a graduate of Antwerp High School 1970. The caption tells all about his open house. I’m going to tell…