In 1933 Chattanooga, Ohio, was home to a number of businesses and many of them advertised and sent Christmas greetings in The Willshire Herald. There was nearly a full page of Chattanooga ads in the paper and below are some of them.
Christmas Greetings from S.S. Egger, grocer, undertaker, and postmaster, whose business was south of the current Chatt Bar; Andrews Garage, where you could have your car winterized; Smith & Sons Hardware; and Vining Stock Yard, where there was a community sale every Friday night that featured good native farm horses, good cows, hogs, and sheep.
Ivan Johnson sold Willard batteries, Goodyear tires, and Sinclair Products at his garage.
Wendel’s Motor Sales sold new and used cars and provided general automobile and body and fender repair. My parents purchased several Pontiac cars from them. Carl Schroeder’s Barber Shop, where you could get a hair cut for 25 cents and a shave for 15 cents. Smith & Sons Hardware, with Tin Shop manager Jack Brasher, offered sheet metal work of all kind, roofing, spouting, and plumbing work. I remember hearing the name Jack Brasher years ago. A. Smith had a portable feed mill which ground and mixed oats, barley, wheat, corn, rye, hay, soybeans, alfalfa, corn stalks, and chicken feed.
Dr. Metcalf, physician and surgeon in Chattanooga. I wonder where his office was?
There were also New Year’s wishes:
I posted these Christmas items once before but it is always fun to remember and reminisce about Chatt in past years.
Yes, Chatt was a thriving community in 1933 and these ads give us a good idea of the businesses and services offered in the village over 80 years ago.