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South Easton Memories

Memories of South Easton by the people who lived there.

How many of Easton Patch's readers remember our 'downtown' commercial district? 

By that I mean the 500 to 700 blocks of Berwick Street.

There were other streets that had commercial establishments, but those blocks represented the bulk of what passed for our downtown when I was growing up in the 50s.  South Easton families could get much of what they needed on a daily basis and never leave the familiar confines of the streets we all knew. 

From the Korner Kitchen (OK that was the 400 block) to Ruth Schinstine's variety store on the western end of the 700 block, there were just about any store or tradespersons' shop you could imagine.  

Need your shoes repaired?  You could go to Huggan's in the 600 block, or Causa's in the 700 block.  Need someone to put wallpaper up in your house?  Andy Kienzle in the 500 block would be a good choice.  Your house is on fire?  The South Easton Fire Station is also in the 500 block, with their Seagrave Fire Engine and dalmation mascot.

Rather than run down my memories of these blocks on Berwick Street. I encourage the readers to reply to this blog with their own memories of downtown South Easton.

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Lynn December 14, 2013 at 10:53 PM
Cindy, that school would have either been Webster or Vanderveer. There were 4 public elementary schools on SS to my knowledge, until ADA B Cheston was built and students from those three consolidated there, while some others still went to Porter, on the 100 West block of Wilkes Barre St at Folk. And Richard, it actually was/is the Citizen's hose on Nesquehoning, as my grandfather lived at 244 W. There were many smaller fire houses each with there own "citizen's hose" but this was before my time. I do have photos of my Mom and Aunt in the "baby Parade" (1930ish)
Lynn December 14, 2013 at 10:54 PM
oh, the grammar police just got me. I meant to type their, not there.... ;)
Gary P. Hanlon July 01, 2014 at 10:30 AM
What business is currently in the former Brandau's Gulf building.

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