(I have found newspaper references to it in every year, from 1953 to '68, but NOT in '69.) to have them in the museum where everyone could enjoy them again.Many Great memories as a child with them in the house. I agree with your statements, as our experience in Detroit paralleled yours in Western New York. They were not in the new building very long before they shut down. Vegan Thanksgiving Shepherd’s Pie Made with Edward & Sons Organic Mashed Potatoes and Road’s End… Bouillon Cubes Casseroles Coconut Milk Holiday Not Chick'n Bouillon Cubes Vegan Green Bean … Ha Ha! Cleveland ... View full obituary, © Copyright 2007 - 20 Edwards & Son Funeral Home, Inc.. All Rights Reserved.Funeral Home Website by Batesville, Inc. | Funeral Planning and Grief Resources We owned the train and I have only been able to find one picture of it. He lost his pension, and our family entered a period of collective depression: "How could this happen!" I miss it. We have Mickey mouse, Porkey pig, Tinkerbell, Rouldolf, and many more. Our desire is to serve families at their time of need and to provide pre-planning assistance. You could purchase on line at www.brzosteck.com. Well, there was real style and class in all this. "The old "main" store building was on South Salina Street. If you own a rental property in Baltimore County and are in need of a rental license inspection, Edwards and Son … The official site of Edward & Sons Trading Company, Inc. We supply innovative natural and organic vegetarian foods to stores and consumers throughout the world. Many Great memories as a child with them in the house. The Ridgemont and Pittsford stores were sold to Gorin Stores of Boston, and continued to operate as Edwards until the early 1980's. He was FANTASTIC with kids, and he "real article." He passed away August 15, 2016 of pancreas cancer. Did you get to keep the Rocket? I got a private ride on that contraption almost every year for about 10 years.If anyone feels a need to share information, contact me at "b3minimoog@hotmail.com". My name is Jim. I also remember Wells and Coverly. Since 1964, Edwards & Sons has proudly served the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Rockingham, and Shenandoah, and the cities of Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Staunton. Hello,Im writing to you today because my Father Richard Essel had worked in your Syracuse, NY store for many years before they closed. I remember this store in downtown Syracuse so well. I never met him, because my family only moved to Central New York in the summer of '62 (when I was 2 years old). D. Edwards and Son. Its got big buttons with appear to be covered in embroidery and ¾ length sleeve. She was born to ... View full obituary, Keith Erin Lamar Bartee aka “Nunnie”, a life-long resident of Brotmanville N.J, died unexpectedly on November 30, 2020 at the ... View full obituary, Cleveland Bernard Poole, age 71 of Bridgeton, NJ passed away on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 after an extended illness. Within weeks, on December 3, 1972, there was a front page editorial on how shopping there just "isn't what it used to be. How can I find a catalog of that time period? If so, please email me ay jhunnicutt13212@aim.com. It’s an amazing swing style with high color in long two-toned fur and matching cuffs; the rest is a very tight fur in a dark grey brown. I love the jacket and have enjoyed wearing it over the years and look forward to handing it down to my daughter. My favorite was cherry. This was back in the 50's. Hello,Im writing to you today because my Father Richard Essel had worked in your Syracuse, NY store for many years before they closed. I remember sitting on his lap, trying to describe a LP I wanted - not by telling him the title or the performing artist, but by what the label looked like (!). You registered your name/birthday withthem, and every year on your birthday you'd get your free pie. He bought his cigars at the Smoke Shop there. Our History. Does anyone know about these paintings? Welcome To Edwards & Son, Inc. Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Inc. 166 7th St, Salem, NJ 856-935-3567 Send flowers. Edwards & Son Ltd. has, and still is, involved on many local and area construction sites. Mark E. FarringtonEast Syracuse, NY(P.S. It perhaps doesn't evoke the same nostalgia as Sibley's or McCurdy's, but Edwards & Son was just as a big a player in downtown Rochester's department-store scene for decades. Regardless, when you write that the Santa's toyshop/North Pole was magical, I doubt those who didn't experience it truly understand that it was, "magical." My God! Anyone remember getting a Tim pie from Wells&Coverly? Rochester had a major downtown Edwards store, as well as a mid-sized one level branch at the Ridgemont Plaza in Greece, and a two level full size store at the Pittsford Plaza in Pittsford. Online ordering I will look through my Edwards materials and see what would be appropriate to share about their Rochester stores. It, too, tried to expand and did so in maybe half a dozen locations including Shoppingtown in DeWitt, Cortland and even Watertown, I believe. I remember the Lowes Theater. The Rocket was installed in 1953, and it ran from mid-November through Christmas Eve. So sad that all the fine stores in Syracuse have disappeared. Comments - Please do not comment more than once. I remember meeting him, and seeing him smile as I, as my Father had instructed me, stuck my hand out to shake his after I was introduced. 1966-1967. He passed away August 15, 2016 of pancreas cancer. The building remains. Should this email find you my email is Rodormerw@aol.com. The site of the old "main" store is a parking lot; the old "annex" site is now occupied mostly by law offices.By early 1974, the "magic" had been on the wane for a few years. and so does my cousin but no one else does! Edward Swanson and Son Funeral Home offers different options that cater to all budgets. I purchased a fur jacket from a vintage store about 15 years ago, the style is approx. Dependable Service, On-time Delivery and Professionalism. ... View full obituary, Jerry Allen Dantzler, 72 of Bridgeton, New Jersey, departed his life on Saturday December 12,2020 while in Bishop McCarthy Center ... View full obituary, Eliza Jane Arthur was born on December 19, 1920 in Wadley, GA to the late John and Permonia (Lewis) Patterson. We were living green half a century before it was cool!As to why stores like Edwards died, I can remember kids whose moms preferred driving out to the new suburban shopping centers as they appeared. We are available to serve all of your needs. If anyone knows or has any info I'd appreciate it. The Department Store Museum: E. W. Edwards & Son, Syracuse The on-line museum of North America's independent department stores. I loved Edwards in Syracuse. Edwards & Sons offers free estimates within a 20-mile radius of our showroom located at 6541 Edwards … It was grand and cared so much for all who worked “with him” not for him as I was corrected as very young boy. My grandmother worked in the coat dept in the basement and she always bought us candy at Easter from the candy shop. Still to this day remember my 1st time with Pops going to store. EW Edwards began in Syracuse, but also had expanded rapidly to Rochester and Buffalo too in the early 1900s. "My" Santa was a circus clown named Joe Meyers, who was from nearby Auburn, NY. and from your words, yours are very vivid indeed!BAK. I should think a book about Syracuse's downtown would be a great idea!Bruce, Allo, Monsieur Bak !I will contact you privately. My father worked for Lincoln Department Store, Grants, Witherills and Interstate Wholesale on Water Street. Im in the town over and when I was a youngster, my Mom and I would ride the bus from Bedford to Edwards to shop since she didn't drive. (Perhaps I should have moved abroad).And let us not forget Loew's theatre. Briefly, both stores tried operating under the Almy's banner before finally closing around 1984. In the current Post Standard block.I attended Central Tech and spent a lot of time downtown. Any chance you might have the recipe for the fantastic Mac and Cheese from the Tea Room?Hutiii@cox.net if you do! That was our special treat at Christmas. Plan a funeral, find contact information and more. If you wish, you may contact me regarding Syracuse and your memories, at bakgraphics@comcast.net. Thank you. But when the old Edwards disappeared, the downtown Christmas season was never the same again....Yet another sign that my childhood - and much of what was good about it - was over.Thanks again for a beautiful site - and yes, we have our Memories - and hopefully the Values that give them such "punch" !Mark E. Farrington, East Syracuse, NY. In any event, it was the last of the Syracuse department stores still standing until it was bought out by Bon Ton. We were just taking about the wonderful train a few days ago. I did not realize it closed so quickly after opening the new downtown building. Usually our home library was closed by the time I arrived home. He’s doing very well. I know this posting is very late but to the anonymous person inquiring about the Edwards dept store in Lexington MA, yes, there was one on Mass Ave. Edwards & Sons Automotive Equipment, Inc. 1043 Serpentine Lane, Suite F and G Pleasanton, CA 94566 1-800-48-EDWARDS (1-800-483-3927) FAX 925-223-6999 Thanks for the memories :). And the most exciting thing was there was a fawn in the lobby that went around eating cigarette butts from the ashtrays. This site brings back memories. But having to take 2 Syracuse transit buses to and from Minoa, I enjoyed reading to pass the time. The name Fannie Marks is hand embroidered in pale blue on the lining. I remember all the Fanny Farmer Candy Stores especially at Easter. I believe she was known to the Rodormer's via her family relationship to the Crossmons' that built the original resort (the Crossmon) in Alexandria Bay. You would enjoy them. I have lost track of time, I suppose. I loved Edwards. The museum holds all sorts of information about classic department … He has over 15 of the Christmas window animated displays. My grandma said her Dad got it from some people for doing some work for them back in the 1920's. (Also nearly next door, we'd have dinner in Child's Restaurant on occasion). On December 11, 2020 he was called ... View full obituary, Ella Mae (Worthen) Lee departed this world on December 6, 2020, at Acuity Specialty Hospital in Atlantic City, New Jersey. We are holding a Auction of his things Nov 20 and Nov 21 and wanted to know they are here being auctioned off. When proposing to his beloved, Edward … The Smoke Shop was run by a nice lady, June, who smoked pipes. Must have been in the late 40's that my grandmother took me to a double feature: So Dear to my Heart and Bambi. Edward VI (12 October 1537 – 6 July 1553) was the King of England and Ireland from 28 January 1547 until his death. Young people today would be horrified if they had to take a bus today. My mother worked for Len Sorkin (?) (He also retired at just the right time.) It was wonderful and ran the perimeter of the ceiling of the toy department. Then a ride home on the Syracuse&Oswego Bus line to North Syracuse on their old, ugly Flxible Buses. Everything? Could you correct the typo in my first posting? .My great uncles Moran and Morat Bayette (cigar mfgrs) had an office across the street and also a room at the Hotel. Another landmark.I remember a lot of restaurants downtown. I can remember having lunch with her in the Cherry Valley Room. The two buildings were connected by a tunnel beneath Clinton Street. Welcome To Edwards & Son, Inc. He had a knack for clients, customers, and seasonal feeling that has gone unmatched ever since. departed this life on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at her residence. Thank you for your detailed memory because it proved to me that this was the first store I made a significant and meaningful purchase from. JC Edwards & Son, Inc. is a full-service authorized distributor for the Industries leading manufacturers of… Ink Jet Systems, Production & Coding Equipment, Identification & Marking Products Shelving, … A few of them are still with us, and provide an interesting connection to North America's retail past. (Russ Grasso rrgrasso@aol.com), WOW! what a beautiful place.All these years later, and having grown up in a Syracuse suburb, fully utilizing the amazing bus service, I still don't understand why Edwards or any of the downtown stores closed, as no one I knew favored the malls compared to the wonder of downtown.Forays to Edwards, which were frequent, represent an admittedly skewed, but nonetheless incredibly positive memory compared to so much else. Also I remember the great Christmas window displays. Does anyone happen to have the recipe? Create a special funeral service Part of the funeral planning process is designing a service that showcases life's … Erick, the son of Ruby Lee “Mason” and the late Edward Lee Whitaker, ... View full obituary, Daphne Malissa Bell, daughter of the late Ernest and Sarah (Davis) Bell, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, ... View full obituary, Blanche Agnes Wilson Bergen (aka Sissy) departed this life on December 10, 2020. (Crossmon) Coon, who was Treasurer of Edwards under the Rodormer ownership. That is, "take" the tunnel, not "tkae" the tunnel...Thanks ! From shop MerrittRobinsonStore. Our desire is to serve families at their time of need and to … On the back of the painting is a tag that reads "Edwards" over that Syracuse and under it Rochester. We'd get off at the Coconut Shell bar in North Syracuse. Anyhow, re: E. W. Edwards, here are some dates :The downtown Syracuse store closed on February 4, 1974 - only 14 months after moving, with great fanfare, into a brand-new building (now the Atrium), one block north of its earlier location, on November 15, 1972. She was born in Easton, Maryland on ... View full obituary, Juanita Kelly Mosley was born January 1, 1964 and transition unto Allah on December 4, 2020. A.G. Edwards, Inc. was an American financial services holding company; its principal wholly owned subsidiary was A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., which operated as a full-service securities broker-dealer in … One block to the west, on South Clinton Street, was the old "annex" - which housed the legendary Toyland and its fabled ceiling train, the Toyland Rocket. including the restrooms-lounges. ... View full obituary, Chong Chu Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea on January 21, 1951. I remember catching the bus to downtown syracuse in the front under those columns, that is when the driver would actually stop and not force me to run across the parking lot to the next stop!Later this building was used my JC Penney. By 1879 Andrew was married to … My brotherschedule were members. Westvale? Waldorf Cafeteria. Like Christmas everyday for us. Remember the Busy Bee? On the label its says Edwards Syracuse - Rochester. Thank you for such well-put comments. This was during 1974 -1975 period. Like Thinking Fish, I grew up riding the bus into downtown Syracuse for shopping, movies, medical appointments, you name it. It was a men's store and when I think back on the incredible quality of their merchandise, it boggles my mind. The Edward … From Pick Up To Delivery. The order and rationale? Contact. Sam is a good friend of our family Insaw him last month in Camillus. I had to double check and see your profile name to be sure I hadn't written this comment. It is now a JC Penny store. Thanks again!George Ward Rodormer. Nothing of much interest left to me.I LOVE SYRACUSE !!!! I would love to see pics of the train. Wasn't the Wells and Covertly program called the Little Shavers Club? Those were wonderful days. Thank you for the memories! Tree Surgery and landscaping Since 1964, Edwards & Sons has proudly served the counties of Albemarle, Augusta, Rockingham, and Shenandoah, and the cities of Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, and Staunton. I can be email at cbeachner@gmail.com. The wholesome and innovative instant soup mix pioneered the blending of simple, familiar ingredients with … I had no idea there were other "Edwards".. tks in advance! Welcome to Edwards Virginia Smokehouse. I've always wondered about the history of it and your website has given me a few visuals to go on, I can now picture a young women buying it in the 40's and her being at the forefront of fashion at the time. I too still have some wooden nickles from there! Does anyone have any pictures of the train that used to run every christmas at the Edwards building in downtown rochester? Hello, Mark!Thanks for the insightful commentary. If you send them to bakgraphics@comcast.net I could add to the exhibit. Even the University Club is gone. Any help would be greatly appreciated, as would any pictures of the Rochester Store. J EDWARDS and Son Dale Hall LILY Of the VALLEY Relief Moulded Jug 9" 1860's MerrittRobinsonStore. Best Regards, Bruce Stahl. My mother's married name was Rosalie Stahl; she met my father in the Air Force during her stay in California during the war.By the way, it wasn't a 'train' that ran through Edwards store, it more properly was called the 'monorail'. A brilliant woman, who would be about 130 yrs. When I was a young working girl, I would often rent a book for pennies a day or perhaps a nickel. Edward and Sons Trading Company, Inc. Roy Edwards started the company in 1958 and in the early 80’s moved on to … Memories come back more & more about Edwards.We would go twice during Christmas, just to ride the train and then go down to Dey Brother's basement to eat in their restaurant. I clearly remember the original store which has the monorail which ran the perimeter along the ceiling of the toy department during Christmas season. My manager was Sam Molinari (sic), co-workers in the China, Silver and Lamps were Charlotte Brown and Linda (sorry I don't remember her last name). At the same time, our lovely Detroit neighborhood began its decline which ultimately left it looking like "urban prairie." I think there was one in Albany as well, but the downtown Syracuse store was their flagship. Thank you for visiting Edwards and Son Funeral Home, Inc. serving all in the South Jersey and Tri State area for over 30 years, from two locations. I found an amazing collection of small compacts in two colors. To us, a country ham is synonymous with family tradition. In October 1961, at the age of 81, he died suddenly. I would urge that Chapppell's be added the list of great Syracuse department stores. We are holding a Auction of his things Nov 20 and Nov 21 and wanted you to know they are here being auctioned off, we unfortunatly cant keep them. Andrew Robert Edwards (1848 -1891) was born in Chipping Sodbury and about 1875 moved to Aberdeen where he was employed by George Washington Wilson, Photographer. View Recent Obituaries for Edwards & Son Funeral Home, Inc.. Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information As our community is taking steps to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) and as a critical service … Like the train at Edwards and the store windows AT Christmas. Does anyone remember that at one time Edwards had a rental library? Does anyone know if the actual train was saved? I almost think it was on the second floor. Edwards & Sons offers free estimates within a 20-mile radius of our showroom located at 6541 Edwards … I would love to share my photos of the animated window displays. "The Recession (with a capital "R") of 1973-75 was a fatal time for such old-time, family-owned department stores. C.J. Building roads, clearing land, demolition of existing structures, drilling and blasting rock, installing site services, … Like Christmas everyday for us. Earl Benjamin Jr. 79 of Millville departed this life on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at his residence. You have some rare pictures and renderings that I haven't ever seen before, especially regarding the Edwards stores in Syracuse. (She later enlisted in the Womens' Air Corps. There was an Edwards on Genesee St. in Buffalo, as well as at the Abbott Rd Plaza as late as the 1950s in Buffalo. I left the area before downtown's decline, but the same process happened everywhere. How patient he was with each & every one of us...Even in the midst of a teeming deparmtent store at Christmas time, and even at the age of 2-5 eyars old, you got an inkling that Christmas was about more than just "stuff." Again, "How could this happen? Dad remembers his Mom buying it when he was real young. What ever became of Fanny Farmer?I have worked near Downtown my entire life. Downtown closed in 1971 or 72 I think. Edwards store in suburban DeWitt still stands in Shoppingtown Mall. The Downtown Rochester store closed in 1972. ), Mr Farrington, Thank you for your post and kind comments about Edward’s, I am the oldest grandson of EW or Pops as we affectionately called him. There was rampant stagflation, and the derangement of the whole economic structure by the doubling-tripling of oil prices...But the REAL nail-in-the-coffin, to the customer-base, may have been this : right about that time, most U.S. corporations stopped passing on their still-increasing profit gains to their employees - for the first time in over 150 years. it cut through a portion of the Toyland warehouse...Both buildings were demolished in February 1973. We handle all Baltimore County home rental inspections and Baltimore Lead Paint Inspections. Not a department store, but probably the finest quality men's store I have ever patronized. . any connection, I worked at the Camillus Plasa store and went to school next door at West Genesee Jr/Sr High School. It is a bank now, I believe. Built in the mid-1970's, it was closed by the early 1980's. I think it was in the Stop and Shop plaza or next door (in what is now Walgreens). My mother sold War Bonds during WWII from a teller's position at the department store. Edwards quarantined himself from the beginning, his son said, skipping a church service Oct. 18 — though by then COVID-19 was already present in that congregation Another lawmaker, Rep. Scott Clem (R-Gillette), leads that church. I have a old Porclean Table and 6 matching chairs. Her maiden name was Rosalie Kurgan). I have been researching for months and have found no more info.ThanksMary. Adam, Meldrum & Anderson Co., Buffalo, New York, Arnold, Constable & Co. New York City, New York, Bergdorf Goodman, New York City, New York, Bloomingdale Brothers, New York, City New York, B. Gertz & Co., Jamaica, Queens, New York, R. H. Macy & Co., New York City, New York, Saks Fifth Avenue, New York City, New York, Sibley, Lindsay & Curr Co., Rochester, New York. Cigarette butts from the Tea Room? Hutiii @ cox.net if you wish, you name.... Is now Walgreens ) your profile name to be sure i had n't this... 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