Streetsboro Heritage Foundation
Streetsboro's General Store over the years
The store was originally the home to Cadwallader Crawford (1803- 1873)
Rather than being torn down to make way for Long John Silver, Streetsboro's General Store was moved to Mar-Lin Lake Park on State Route 303 in 1977. The corner of the Ferguson home is visible on the left hand side of the picture. Len Wilcox was the owner and operator of Mar-Lin at that time.
The small white sign on the far left post says "Dr Rupp MD". Dr. Kenneth Rupp was one of the first physicans in Streetsboro, from 1958- 1999. The striped barber shop pole indicates that the building was also used as a barber shop.
Leroy Bowen (1879-1966) bought the general store in Streetsboro in 1918 from the Peck family. He sold it in January of 1948 to WR Wise. This picture was taken in 1942 and shows the Ferguson house on the far left, Bowens General Store, the Treash home and the Wilcox home. The street in the front of the picture is State Route 14, and State Route 43 separated the Ferguson home from the store.
This 1874 atlas page of Streetsboro Center shows the location of H Peck & Son general store.
Henry Peck (1817-1865) opened the store in 1860 and he and his son Norman D Peck (1843-1899) ran a mercantile business selling cheese, butter and general merchandise. Norman was also the postmaster of Streetsboro.
Kent Road/Aurora Road is now State Route 43
Hudson & Cleveland/Shalersville & Ravenna Road is now State Route 14.
Arnold's Village Store came to be in the 1950's.
The sign says "Arnold's General Store". This newspaper clipping came from the Record -Courier, Ravenna-Kent, O., 1958
Don, Harold and Mildred Rogers standing on State Route 14 in Streetsboro Square. Peck's General Store is visible behind Don to the left of the large pine tree.
Taken from the Record-Courier, Ravenna-Kent, O
Arnold's General Store, the only place to purchase groceries and a variety of other things, remains virtually unaffected by the building boom.
There you can still purchase long licorice sticks for a penny. The store has not bowed to the threat of shopping centers and supermarkets in the area.
Leslie Kent (1902-1986) worked in Bowen's Store.
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Arthur Supples, 13, watches owner Kenneth Arnold sweep his front walk. The door on the far right led to the Barber Shop.