Lillian’s- Cumberland, MD
Lillian’s was a girl’s shop. Source
Spear’s – Cumberland, MD
Spear’s was a Jewelry Store. Here’s a picture before the original signage was covered up.
Thom McAn – Cumberland, MD
Thom McAn was a shoe store. I just bought a pair of spectators made by them in the 1950s, back when they still made a high quality shoe. Their quality dropped off considerably in the ’70s and now they’re the bottom of the barrel K-Mart brand.
Peskin’s – Cumberland, MD
Coyle Bros. – Cumberland, MD
Hotel Titlow – Uniontown, PA
George Titlow opened the Hotel Titlow in 1905. At the time, the hotel cost $200,000 to build.
As business prospered a fourth floor was added and the hotel extended back to Peter Street. The Titlow Hotel earned a statewide reputation as headquarters for wealthy politicians and coal barons.
During prohibition, Titlow the hotel, saying, “You can’t run a hotel without spirits.”
Source: Titlow Tavern
Arrow at a Jewelry Store – Uniontown, PA
I can’t say I’ve ever seen one like this. I love it for it’s simplicity. It’s the Terrazzo equivalent of the neon “EAT” arrow. Stop looking at your feet and come on in and take a look around. It’s the door terrazzo inlay that’s always relevant, no matter the current tenant of the building. This is located at the corner of Rt. 40 and Morgantown St., right in the heart of downtown. The building is occupied by Hostetler’s Jewelers, which has been in the building since 1969. I’m not sure what was there before that, but the building itself dates back to before the civil war.