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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…

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THE ANTWERP INSURANCE AGENCY By: Stan Jordan The lot for this picture has a lot of history. As I remember, it was a red shed like there. Dave Johnson had a blacksmith business for many years. He also had another shed like, across the street where now the post office is. Jake Tracy had this…

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EAST DAGGETT & SOUTH MAIN By: Stan Jordan There are two buildings here and I will tell you what I remember about them. Dave Zuber had a wooden grocery store there on the left side for years. Then it was made into a brick building and sold to Alex Grant about 1912. George Bakle had…

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L. SMITH & SON Building By: Stan Jordan The above picture of the L. Smith & Son building is a lot of Antwerp’s late history. This was a big hardware store, electrical appliances, automotive dealer, farm machinery and garage work. Lewis Smith and his son, Carl, moved to Antwerp from Defiance in 1908. There were…

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TINY’S & YAGER’S By: Stan Jordan Tiny’s – This is on the corner of Stone and South Main Street and it is as much of Antwerp’s history as I can imagine. On the left is Tiny DeLong’s  Lunch. At sometime, every Antwerp citizen has been in that lunch room. When Tiny came home from WWI…

H & H CLEANERS

By: Stan Jordan When I was a little lad this was a vacant lot. At the turn of the century that was a big grocery store. There was a store here called Berdan Co. of Toledo. I don’t know what happened to it, but it was gone by 1930. In the 1930’s and 1940’s there…

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THE CRUMLEY BLOCK By: Stan Jordan What is now the Subway, years ago (1926) was the Battershell Variety Store. Then just to the right of that was Dr. Caines office, then to the right of that was the Shadow Beauty Salon. But in the mid 1930’s Hertels had a watch repair and jewelry store. Just…

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THE CUP RESTAURANT By: Stan Jordan Here is an inside and out side picture of The Cup Restaurant. This picture was given to me by Dan Hahn and it is from Mr. Ehrhart’s collection, and I am tickled to get it. I have never seen an inside shot before. At that time we patronized that…

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THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF 424 & 49 By: Stan Jordan This picture now is of the student driving school, Mr. Mike Mudel is the instructor and the place is called Right Turn Driving Academy. There has been a number of businesses there over the years. I will tell you about some of them, but I…

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Leinard Garage By: Stan Jordan From what I can remember and I’m not sure at all, Jack Leinard and Harry Parent started this business about 1932. Then I think Harry Parent sold out and went to New Haven and then it became Leinard Chevrolet. If you will notice, in the picture it shows Leinard’s has…

OLD BLUE

By: Stan Jordan This is sort of a testimonial of a blue and red farm truck that works for Kenny Hahn and Nick Bragg. I am a 1982 Chevrolet farm truck and I would like to publish my history before I end up in the crusher. For years, I hauled grain for a nice fellow…