Stores, Dealerships, Banks, Services & Repairs
See listings of Market Street Stores - 1948 & 1961 and King Street Stores - 1959

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  • Appliance/Repair Stores:
    • American Appliance
    • Biloon's Appliance Repair Shop, 4th & Harrison Streets
    • Channel Home Centers
    • Colonial Appliances, Lancaster Avenue
    • Garret Miller
    • Crosby & Hill
    • Harvey E. Hall, 802 French Street
    • Justice Brother's, Augustine Cut-Off
    • Keil's, 11th & Tatnall Streets
    • Louis H. Dougherty Co., 1711 Delaware Avenue
    • Poole’s, 9th & Orange Streets
    • Rawlins & Kinkade Appliances, 40th and Market Streets
    • Silo's, 32nd & Market Streets
    • White Brothers, Inc., 103 W. 7th Street
    • Willard S. Wilson, 405 Delaware Avenue
    • Wilmington Appliance Co.

  • Automobile Dealers:
    • Able Motors used cars
    • Baker car Sales, 2nd & Monroe Streets
    • Colonial Chevorlet
    • Continental Cars, Ltd.
    • Courtesy Ford
    • Delaware Motor Sales, Pennsylvania Avenue & DuPont Street
    • Delaware Olds
    • DiBiaso's Used Car Sales, Lancaster Avenue
    • Diver Chevorlet, Delaware Avenue & Grant Street
    • Galasso Fiat
    • Hastings Chevrolet Co., 209 S. Maryland Avenue
    • Hollwood-Perkins, Gov. Printz Blvd.
    • Keil Chrysler, Desoto & Plymouth, Delaware Avenue
    • Kutner Nash, 33rd & Market Streets
    • LeBro Lincoln-Mercury, 24th & Gov. Printz Blvd.
    • Liberty Buick, Pennsylvania Avenue
    • M. B. Auto Sales, 1201 French Street
    • Quillen Brothers Ford
    • Richardson Brothers Studebaker, 12th & French Streets
    • Rollins Motors, 38th & Market Streets
    • Stat Motor Company, 3601 Market Street
    • Sterling Auto, 11th & Union Streets
    • Union Park Pontiac, Pennsylvania Avenue
    • Van's Chevrolet
    • Whiyby Ford, 11th & Union Streets
    • Wilmington Motor Sales, Pennsylvania & Grant Avenues

  • Barber Shop's, Beauty Salon's:
    • Al's Barber Shop, Concord Avenue
    • Ann Mashington's Beauty Salon, 1708 N. Scott Street
    • Bart's (Strazella) Barber Shop, 700 block Jefferson Street
    • Battaglia's Barber Shop, 400 block Lincoln Street
    • Bill Boyle’s Barber Shop, Delaware Avenue & Lincoln Street
    • Blackey's Barber Shop, 7th & Union Streets
    • Blacky's Barber Shop, 30th & Washington Streets
    • Bruno's Barber Shop, Madison Street
    • Bud's Barber Shop, Vandever Avenue & Thatcher Street
    • Danberg's Barber Shop, 210 King Street
    • Franks Barber Shop, New Road, Elsmere
    • Gallo's Barber Shop, 8th & Union Streets
    • Grossi's (Mike) Barber Shop, 4th & Scott Streets
    • Grossi's (Nick) Barber Shop, Lincoln & Howland Streets
    • Jim's Barber Shop
    • Joe's Barber Shop, Concord Pike
    • Tony's Barber Shop, Richardson Park
    • Tony Monaco's Barber Shop, unit block E. Front Street

  • Clothing, Cleaners and Tailors:
    • Alfred Carlis Children's Shop
    • Colton’s Cleaners, W. 9th Street
    • Diane Shop, Marsh Road
    • DiMauro's Children's Clothing, 8th & duPont Streets
    • Dun-Rite Dry Cleaners, 500 Block 7th Street (before mid-60s)
    • Dun-Rite Dry Cleaners, Vandever Avenue (after mid-60s)
    • East Lynn's Dress Shop
    • Fletcher's Cleaners & Dryers, Phila. Pike, Claymont
    • Franklin Simon, Merchandise Mart
    • Grossi's Mens Apparel, 4th Street
    • Joan Roberts Children's Clothing, Augustine Cutoff
    • Katz's Children's Shop, 4th & Scott Streets
    • Lanzillotti Cleaners, 34 & Market Streets
    • LeMars 7th Heaven of Fashion, 7th Street
    • Linen Mart, 827-829 Market Street
    • Lucille's Dress Shop, 712 Market Street
    • Mansure & Prettyman, Inc., 6th & Market Streets
    • Michini's Cleaners, Union Street
    • Mullen's Clothing Store
    • New York Dry Cleaner's
    • Robert Hall Clothing, 14th & Market Streets
    • Sayer Bros. Cleaners, 18th & Market Streets
    • Schultz Cleaners, 4th & Adams Streets
    • Sisofo's, 4th Street
    • Sklut Furs
    • Teen Town
    • Toadvines Clothing, Market Street
    • Towne & Campus Clothing
    • Waldo's Cleaners, 7th & Lincoln Streets
    • Webb’s Cleaners, Vandever Avenue

  • Convenience & Candy Stores:
    • Bennetts Candy Store, Stanton
    • Chocolate Shop, across from the old 'High School'
    • Candy Kitchen, 7th & Harrison Streets
    • Country Maid Milk Stores
    • Govatos Candy Store, 8th & Market Streets
    • Helen's Sweet Shop, Elm & Adams Streets
    • Hilda's Candy Store, 700 block King Street
    • Loft's Candy Store, 815 Market Street
    • Maple Lawn Dairy Farms
    • Peterson's House of Fudge, Concord Pike
    • Reynolds Candy Store, 703 Market Street
    • Strand Sweet Shop, 24th & Market Streets
    • Weinstock's, Rt. 141 & Milltown Road
    • Wonderland, Faulk & Naamans Road

  • Department Stores:
    • Almarts
    • Army & Navy Store
    • Braunstein's
    • Eppe's Department Store
    • Fanny's Family Store, 4th & Lincoln Streets
    • Gaylords, Miller Road
    • Grant's
    • John's Bargain Store, 500 block Market Street
    • John Wanamaker, Augustine Cut-off and their perfume filled 'Dancing Water Fountain' Christmas display & Teddy Bear Swing
    • Kennards
    • Oppenheim & Collins, Merchandise Mart
    • Pomeroy's
    • Ponsells
    • Sears, 6th & Orange Streets (later became the United Way Bldg.) and then Sears moved to 40th & Market Streets
    • Shopper's Fair, N. DuPont Highway across from the old Ellis Drive-In
    • Strawbdidge & Clothiers, Wilmington Merchandise Mart, Gov. Prints Blvd.
    • Wilmington Dry Goods, 414 Market Street, "4¢ counter" and the worn wooden and uneven floors. The Record & Toy Departments had very low ceilings. A few names like Mr. Kuhn, Mr. Zimmerman, Mr. Seitner, Mr. Fertig, Mr. Hershgordon and Mr. Berkowitz heard over the PA System View Wilmington Dry Good's Page
    • Woolco

  • Electrical and Lighting Stores:
    • Artcraft Lighting Center
    • Bell's Supply Co.
    • Greenburg Supply Co.
    • Gross Lighting
    • Kaufman Electric
    • Post Electric

  • Record & Music Stores:
    • Bergers Fireside Record Shop, 6th & King Streets
    • Brandywine Music Center, 20th & Markets Streets
    • Drum Shop
    • Gewehr Piano Co, 212 W. 9th Street
    • HiLo Record Shop, 5th & Market Streets
    • Knowles Music, 900 block Orange Street
    • MacAbee Piano & Record Co, unit block E. 5th Street
    • Mason's Records, 4th & Market Streets
    • Record Museum, Concord Mall
    • Robelen Piano Co, 710 Market Street
    • Salters Music Store, 400 block W. 10th Street
    • Village Records, TriState Mall
    • Wilmington Photo Co., 407-1/2 Market Street
    • Willard S. Wilson Music, 405 Delaware Avenue
  • Service Stations, Auto Repair & Towing:
    • Angelo's Towing, 2nd & French Streets then 306 E. 4th Street
    • Carr's Esso, Augustine Cut-Off
    • Chamber's Garage & Service Station
    • Donovan's Service Station, 2nd & Union Streets
    • Duncan's Guld Station, 41st & Washington Streets
    • Esso Service Station, Elliot & Monroe Streets
    • Esso Service Station, 7th & Washington Streets
    • EXXON Service Station, Delaware Avenue
    • Fitzpatrick's Gulf Service Station, Lancaster & Greenhill Avenues
    • Flying A Sinclair gasoline
    • Jack's (Reynolds) Gulf Station, Delaware Avenue & Jefferson Street
    • Klingerman's Sunoco Station, Market Street & Lea Blvd.
    • Pure Oil Station, 24th & Market Streets
    • Sibley's Service Station, New Castle
    • Sunoco Service Station, 11th & West Streets
    • Tavanis Gas Staion
    • Warren's Garage, 2nd & Madison Streets
    • Wohar Gas Station, Pennsylvaina Avenue & Scott Street

  • Shoe Stores and Repair:
    • Amoruso's Shoe Repair, 2900 block Market Street
    • Angelo Fileti Shoe Repair, 323 E. 4th Street
    • Buster Brown Shoe Store,  200 block Market Street & their 'Foot X-ray Machine'
    • Ben's Children's Shoes, 2nd & King Streets
    • Bomba's Shoemaker Shop, Union Street and getting 'cleats' for your shoes
    • Carl Cobin Shoes, 9th & Market Streets
    • Cob Shop, 400 block Union Street
    • DeCourcelle Shoe Store
    • Durso's Shoe Repair, French Street
    • Kinney's Shoes
    • Liberty Shoe Repair
    • Lou's Shoe Bazaar
    • Lou's Shoe Repair, 4th & Franklin Streets
    • Little Heel Shop
    • Mashington Shoe Repair, 1705 Lincoln Street (Photo)
    • Platt's Shoe Repair, 400 block Market Street
    • Quality Shoe Store, 3rd & Market Streets
    • Shoe Box, Delaware Avenue
    • Stride-Rite Shoes, The Merchandise Mart
    • Vietri's Shoe Repair, 3rd & Harrison Streets
    • Little Heel Shop

  • Toys, Hobbies, Camera/Photo and Sporting Goods:
    • Carney's Camera Center, Elsmere
    • Colonial Stamp & Coin Store, 4th Street
    • Delaware Stamp & Coin Store, 800 block Shipley Street
    • Dunbar Bicycle Shop, 9th & French Streets
    • Henry's Bike Shop, Lancaster Avenue
    • Hobbi Art
    • Hubers Sporting Goods, 200 block Orange Street
    • Kiddie World, Prices Corner and Concord Pike
    • Knowles Hobby Shop, 4th & Market Sts.
    • L & H Sporting Goods
    • Lincoln Camera, 6th & Lincoln Streets
    • Paulin's Toys, Merchandise Mart
    • Schwinn Bike Shop, French Street
    • Simeone's Bike Shop, 4th & Lincoln Streets
    • Simpson's Hobby Shop
    • Sloan Camera Shop, Delaware Avenue
    • Sloan Camera Shop, Mid-City Parking Bldg
    • Vandever's Hobby Shop
    • Wilmington Camera Shop, 412 Delaware Avenue

  • Variety and 5¢ & 10¢ (Five & Dime) Stores:
    • Angelo's, Cleveland Avenue
    • Becker's, Vandever Avenue & Market Street
    • Grant's, W. T.
    • Green's, H. L. 5 & 10
    • Hoy's 5 & 10, 200 block Union Street
    • Kresge's, S. S., 5 & 10
    • Mitchell's 5 & 10, Lancaster Avenue & Lincoln Street
    • Pete's 5 & 10, 6th & Lincoln Streets
    • Riccio's, 4th & Franklin Streets
    • Richardsons Variety Store, Newport
    • Silvers 5 & 10
    • Vari Varity Store, 4th & Harrison Streets
    • Wassam's 5 & 10, Elsmere
    • Woolworth's, F. W., 9th & Market Streets

  • Women's Apparel:
    • Bird Speakman Women's Shop, 10th & Tatnall Streets
    • Braunsteine's
    • Fishers Ladies Shop, 9th Street
    • Honey Bee, Fairfax Shopping Center
    • JoRobbin's
    • Lincoln Dress Shop, 4th & Lincoln Streets
    • Lucille's Dress Shop, 9th & King Streets

  • Miscellaneous:
    • B's Flower Shop
    • Bancroft Mill Store
    • Fagan's Package Store, 1700 block Scott Street
    • Fells Pet Supply
    • Doctor's Pets
    • Grady's Pool Hall, 8th & Market Streets
    • Greenwood Book Store
    • Hammond & Taylor Fuel Oil
    • James Bradford Paints, 212 Market Street
    • Jerry Fine's Smoke Shop
    • Joy Trimmings, 9th Street
    • Keen Compressed Gas
    • Lorstan-Thomas Studios, 701 Market Street
    • Mammele's Paint Store
    • Millard F. Davis Jeweler, 831 Market Street
    • Moonie Mongilo's Pool Room, 6th & Rodman Streets (Goat City)
    • Morocca Shop, Adams Street
    • Paperback Gallery, 900 block Orange Street
    • Paul C. Dunbar Bicycles, 908 French Street
    • Pep Boys, 9th & Tatnall Streets - next to the Warner Theater
    • Phil's Distributor's, 100 block W. 8th Street and Lea Blvd.
    • Royal Tile
    • Savery & Cooke's Iron Shop, 7th & Lincoln Streets
    • Scaris Delivery Service
    • Silverside Greenhouse & Mushroom House, Silverside Road
    • Smoke Shop, Delaware Avenue & DuPont Street
    • Touhey's Smoke Shop, Delaware Avenue & Broom Street
    • Yancy Printing
    • Yardstick Decorators
    • Your Home, Concord Pike

  • Miscellaneous Categories:
    • Do-Drop-In, 10th & Adams Streets
    • Shapiro's, 2nd & Orange Street
    • Sullivans, 3rd & Adams Streets
    • Maichle Madeline, 17 W. 27th Street

  • And, before Radio Shack there was:
    • Almo Radio Co, 11th & French Streets
    • Brandywine Radio Service, 2106 Market Street
    • D & M Electronics, http://www.d-m.com
    • Delaware Electronics Supply, 220 W. 4th Street
    • Lafayette Electronics
    • Radio Electric Service Co, 3rd & Tatnall Streets
    • Wholesale Electronics, 5th & Adams Streets and 14th & French Streets

  • Banks:
    • Artisans Savings Bank, 505 Market Street
    • Industrial Trust Co., 10th Street & Delaware Avenue

Other: 

  • 'The Tub' Laundromat, 9th & Union Streets (The front looked like a washing machine).

 


Revised: August 12, 2014