Union City Businesses - 1888-1907
Union City continued to grow and thrive in 1888. These are just a few of the business activities of that year that the Union City Times recorded.
We understand that our popular artists J.P. Hearn does not intend leaving Union City at present although he has sold his gallery here. He will give his entire business hours to his gallery in Waterford, and enlarge his business by making a speciality of copying. The people of Waterford are very much pleased with mr. Hearn's work and they have encouraged him by their patronage. We wish him success in his new undertaking.
C.N. McLean and C.B. Main went over to Cleveland last week to purchase a new stock of goods for the drug store which Mr. McLean intends to open in the rooms now occupied by G.W. Bakeman.
Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. Honeywell are spending several days of this week in Cleveland, attending all the special openings in French millinery and will return with a large complete stock, filling the store to over flowing with the latest designs in rimmed hats and bonnets.
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Blanchard & Hanson have just received a large line of mouldings of all kinds and will give you a better job in frames for less money than any other dealer.
W.T. Everson has decided to rebuilt in connection with W.V. Woods, but he will build much larger than before. He has purchased of P.G. Stranahan the lot on which the old Casement Saving Bank block stood, and will extend the new building up o Bank Street, making a frontage with that of W.V. Woods of 60x70 feet.
A portion of the block will be two stories high and the balance three stories. If the vacant lot south of the city building can be purchased, Mr. Everson will build on that also, which would make the new block 80x70, and built of brick would make one of the finest buildings in the city. It is expected the second floor will be used for Professor Luce's Business College and that an elegant hall will be made on the third floor. It will be a fine addition to the Brooklyn side.
Last Monday the Novelty Wood Works turned out 34,000 handles and furniture ornaments on four lathes. They are now working three hours extra each day to keep up with their orders.
Last week, 5,000 chairs were made at the Union City Chair factory. The week before the output was 4,900. Several new machines are now to be added in a short time which will enable the company to manufacture about 1,400 chairs daily.
The cider mills will soon be put in running condition again. G. Wager, one mile south of town, has one of the best improved mills now in use.
Waters Bros., the popular cash grocers, invite the public to try their 40 cent tea. It is certainly a very fine article and should be given a trial.
The old Thompson block, now located North of the P & Railroad, has been repaired and painted by Joseph Deamer and is now offered for rent.
The demand for Davidson's patent flue cleanser for steam boilers continues to grow rapidly. Arrangements are being made to thoroughly push the sale without delay.
September 6, 1888
J.c. Maurer has the machinery nearly placed and the boiler and engine in running order for his new shingle factory which is located in one of the buildings formerly occupied by he Union Stave company just south of the Union & Titusville Railroad on Miles Street. Mr. Maurer is an enterprising and experienced manufacturer and will undoubtedly meet with success. The factory will be ready to run in a few weeks.
A.F. Young has secured the contract for putting in a steam heating plant in the Sproul & Morrow Block, Main Street. The material for the work has been ordered and as soon as it is here it will be put in. This will be a great improvement to this block and one that will be fully appreciated by those who occupy stores and office rooms there.
The Sproul & Morrow Block on Main Street is now equipped with a new steam heating plant with radiators in every room in the building. This is an improvement that Messrs. Sproul & Morrow have contemplated for some time and gives the finishing touches to one of the finest blocks from every viewpoint in the city and something that will be appreciated by their tenants. The new plant was put in by A.F. Young, the hardware dealer and that it has worked to the complete satisfaction of the gentlemen above mentioned is another proof that when Mr. Young secures a contract he always gives the best of satisfaction in its fulfillment.
Comer H. Fuller, the grocer who has made good on this motto: "If hey are from Fullers, they are fresh" has worked a great transformation in the interior of his store this week. All the old show cases have given place to the modern floor cases so much better adapted to the exhibition of goods and with other improvements he now has one of the neatest and best furnished store rooms of its kind in the city.