In the late 1800’s Spartansburg had a large business district. Even with fires destroying all or parts of Main Street, these early merchants and tradesmen persevered. Many of the ads appeared in the Spartansburg Sentinel beginning in 1885.
The 1871 ads were printed in the Business Directory for Crawford County and represent several businesses prominent at the time.
In 1893, Dr. Green advertised his expert dental services- he even refunded your railroad fare if you spent enough…
1902-Blankets from the Edwards Woolen Mill are advertised in a special sale at Ullman’s in Titusville
Some 1902 ads from Spartansburg businesses-most in Main Street stores that are still in use.
Spartansburg Mercantile will show you their clothing even if you don’t want to purchase anything.
And at Tryon’s, you can get breakfast fixins’, picnic baskets and fishing supplies- sounds like a full day!
Diamond Grocery had a special offer… What was a “Crayon Portrate”?
Here is an explanation.
If you need a sewing machine…you can go with an “honest” machine for $12.50, or step up to “the best” for $22- with a 10 year guarantee.
This sounds just too yummy-maybe try adding some crushed celery to your Wheaties???
1904 and 1905 ads indicate that several new businesses have come to town