Pop Warner Museum / Concord Historical Society

Pop Warner  Museum /          Concord Historical Society The mission of the Concord Historical Society is to preserve, educate & promote the history & people of the Village of Springville and the Town of Concord
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Have you been to our web page lately?  Well check it out.... you can go to the drop down menu and see more....http://www...
09/14/2017
Concord Historical Society Home page, where you can find out the information of when each building is open

Have you been to our web page lately? Well check it out.... you can go to the drop down menu and see more....
http://www.concordnyhistoricalsociety.org/

. Each building is unique with its own history.... The Museum covers the town history which each room being something different... The Mercantile, an old store and how it would look to the Library where old books can be used to do research on your family history!

Don' be Blue....
07/01/2017

Don' be Blue....

a map of our lovely town....
06/29/2017

a map of our lovely town....

A challenge..... who knows what this is?
06/27/2017

A challenge..... who knows what this is?

Who had dolls like this when they were younger.... or your grandparents....... tell us about them!
06/25/2017

Who had dolls like this when they were younger.... or your grandparents....... tell us about them!

A challenge..... who knows what this is?
06/23/2017

A challenge..... who knows what this is?

A challenge..... who knows what this is?
06/21/2017

A challenge..... who knows what this is?

A challenge..... who where this was and what building?
06/19/2017

A challenge..... who where this was and what building?

A challenge..... who knows what this is?
06/17/2017

A challenge..... who knows what this is?

Got you a good Whatsit!  so What do you think this is?
03/07/2017

Got you a good Whatsit! so What do you think this is?

Thank you Sherry Kellogg for sharing this with us.... a look at downtown Springville!
03/07/2017

Thank you Sherry Kellogg for sharing this with us.... a look at downtown Springville!

02/05/2017

Wednesday, February 8th at 7pm, we will be having a meeting at the Lucy Bensley Center. The topic? Well, We are going to have a presentation by Bob Muhlbauer on the History of Music! Refreshments will be served.

Jolene

01/11/2017

During the winter months, the Concord Mercantile will have the music on Tuesday night, and the Mercantile will be open on Saturday from 10am to 2pm . Don't forget on the 2nd Saturday with the fiber crafts 10am to 2pm.

12/03/2016

Whatcha doing today? Well, Come on down to the Concord Mercantile for the Christmas Cookie sale... 10 - 12 and then, there will be music, and Reindeer and even Santa! Events going on until 3pm. Then come over to the Lucy Bensley Center and say Hi to us and see what all we have for sale too! Open 10am to 3pm Today.

At the last meeting of the Concord Historical Society, we cleaned and got the Christmas decorations out and up!  Don't f...
11/30/2016

At the last meeting of the Concord Historical Society, we cleaned and got the Christmas decorations out and up! Don't forget that on Saturday, December the 3rd is our annual Christmas cookie sale, AND there will be music, and the reindeer will be there and Santa too!! 10am to 3pm!! ( At the Concord Mercantile.... the Lucy Bensley Center will be open as well)

11/03/2016

on January 11th it will be our meeting for election of Officers… starting at 6;30 for the pot luck dinner with the meeting to follow.

We have openings for several Trustees. This is a job that can anyone can do and a Great way to be involved in our society. Please think about it and let us know. Help us to keep all of our buildings on our campus looking their best and what a great way to get to know everyone in the society!!

mmmmm, not even sure where to start with this photo.....from Left to right.... Joel Maul , David Batterson, and Bob Rung
09/28/2016

mmmmm, not even sure where to start with this photo.....from Left to right.... Joel Maul , David Batterson, and Bob Rung

09/22/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

Louis Frank ~ Fruits
Among Springville business men there is no better hustler than Louis Frank, dealer in fruits and vegetables of all kinds. He has crowded a large amount of business into the four years he has been here, selling many a train load of bananas, oranges, and melons. His store is in the Widrig building, two doors west of the post office.

Alton C Bates ~ Lawyers
Mr. Bates was admitted to the Bar at Rochester in 1899, after studying law with Ticknor & Pierce in Buffalo. Soon afterward he opened an office in Springville and now has an extensive clientage. In 1904 he received the appointment of Secretary of the newly constituted Election Commissioner in buffalo but resigned two years later when he received the appointment as postmaster of this Village, which position he is filling very satisfactorily at the present time.

09/21/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

A L Pingrey ~ Furniture and Undertaking
One of Springville's business men who is busy all the time is the subject of this sketch. He started in the furniture and undertaking business in 1892. Has a large display room for his furniture and a large stock to display. Beside this business, Mr. Pingrey manufactures a large line of dining room chairs and rockers, under the name of Empire Chair Company. This business was established in 1906 and has flourished from the start.

George E Stedman ~ Laundry
Born in Pittsfield, Mass., he came to Springville 18 years ago and was employed in the shoe shop of P W Miner & Co., until 1892, at which time he engaged in the laundry business and has continued until the present time. In 1893 his establishment was destroyed by fire, but he is now nicely located in Engel & Scott block, where he is doing an extensive business. Mr. Stedman is one of the substantial citizens of the Village, and is republican general committeeman of the town.

09/20/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

George Herbold ~ Planing Mill
Springville is growing, new buildings are constantly going up and one of the men who has furnished as much material for these new buildings as any one else in George Herbold. He has an up to date, well equipped planing Mill, where he also keeps all kinds of building material, including lime, cement and paint. Mr. Herbold came here from Ashford 42 years ago and commenced working in a planing mill. 10 years ago, he and Mr. Lee Kelller formed a partnership with the firm name of Herbold & Kessler. At the beginning of the present year, Mr. Herbold succeeded to the business. The Mill is centrally located on Woodward Avenue and is always a busy place. The business is in a prosperous condition.

J M C Bargar ~ Drugs
Another former resident of HOlland, who has been a welcome addition to Springville's progressive business men is the druggist J M C Bargar. This business was started by my C J Lowe in 1867. Henry Eaton succeeded him and after a few years he was succeeded by Walter J Allen who continue in business until 1904, when Mr. Bargar purchased it. Beside drugs, a full line of books, and stationery of all kinds is carried.

09/19/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

H D Smith ~ General Store
in 1884, Mr H D Smith, then residing in Franklinville, came to Springville and formed a co-partnership with Mr. Ira Gleason under the style of Smith & Gleason and purchased of John P Meyers, the extensive business of a general merchandise store, dry goods, groceries, boots and shoes. Later this firm was succeeded by Smith brothers and continued the business until H D Smith bought his brothers interest out a few years ago. From the start this has been one of the leading mercantile establishments in the Village and the present "Day Light Store" is know through out wester New. York. Mr. Smith is proud of Springville and in speaking of her progress the other day remarked that when he came here 23 years ago, we had no electric lights, no telephones, no cement side walks and few plank walks, no system of water works, no board of health, no natural gas, not a store with a plate glass front. Mr. Smith has served as president of the Village.

09/18/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

Jones Hardware Company
The firm, comprising Avery D Jones, William H Morgester and J Howard Borden, is successor to the business established by Avery D Jones is one of the pioneers of the Village and one of its most respected citizens; he represented the Village on the Board of Trustees for a number of years. Mr. Morgester came to Springville in 1902 and entered into copartnership with Mr. Jones under the firm name of Jones & Morgester. At the present time Mr. Morgester represents the Village as it President, and is considered one of its sound business men. In 1903 J Howard Borden was taken into the firm and the name was changed to Hones Hardware Company. The long established business has merited a large patronage.

E E Strong ~ Photographer
Mr. Strong is a native of the county of Erie, having been born and brought up in the town of East Hamburgh. He has been actively engaged in the profession for five years past in the city of Buffalo. On July 1st 1907, he purchased the establishment formerly run by Charles Cochran in the W L Winship Block, where he is now located and turns out fine specimens of his work.

09/17/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

George Morton ~ Livery
There is no larger or better equipped livery in Springville than the one owned by Mr. Morton. This is the livery formerly owned and run for a number of years by the late Edward D Bement. Mr. Morton succeeded to the business in 1903. He is keeping at the present about 16 horses and is prepared at all times to furnish first class single, double, three seated or four seated rigs. He now occupies the large barn of Buffalo street opposite the American House.

MIlton B Sherman, ~ Barber & Justice of the Peace.
Mr. Sherman has a barber shop in the west end of the Village, is an expert man at his trade and mertis the patronage which he has received since establishing his business in that part of the town a year ago. He has served as Justice of the Peace for several years and has presided at a large proportion of the trails held in the Village the last few Year.

09/16/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

Max Katzman ~ Merchant
One of the largest and best equipped stores in the Village is owned by Max Katzman. Starting in 1893 in a small second hand business with no capital, his business has gradually grown until now he has one of the largest establishments in the Village. He occupies what was formerly the Guild Building, being a large and commodious structure. His stock covers two floors and a basement besides a large yard in the rear of the store. Crockery, notions, toys, dishes, and thousands of other things comprise his stock.

"Cohen, the Clothier"
The above have been familiar words to residents of Springville and vicinity for 30 years. J L Cohen came to Springville and started a clothing store in 1879. Although for a number of years he has resided in Buffalo the business has been continued here by his representatives. Mr. Cohen is a progressive merchant and the clothing he sells is up to date. Probably no business house in Springville is more widely know than Cohen's Clothing Store

09/15/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

W A Stanbro ~ Boots and Shoes
Warren A Stanbro purchased the old stablished boot and shoe business of E E Everts 22 years ago and has conducted it since that time. Mr. Stanbro was born in Springville and with the exception of 11 years spent in Chicago has always made this his home. He handles some of the best lines of boots and shoes and has an extensive business. He has served as Town Clerk and on the school board.

W J Taber ~ Hardware
Taber's Hardware Store is one of the big stores in the Village. While the present owner has been in possession only two and one half years the business was started half a century ago. Joel Chaffee & Son, Bertrand Chaffee, D W Bensley, Weber & Allen and Henry Curtis having previously owned it. Mr. Taber came here from Holland, where he had been engaged in the same kind of business. He seems to like it in Springville and the people seem to like him.

more tomorrow!

09/15/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

Jacob Benzing Jr. ~ Meat
Mr. Benzing come here from Buffalo 21 years ago, and has been engaged most of the time since in running a first class meat market. The meats from his market are always strictly fresh and so well known is this fact around town that people go out of their way to patronize the West End Market.

C J Cady & Company ~ General Store
Mr. Cady, the senior member of the firm, came to Springville from Batavia in 1888, where he succeeded to the establishment of S B Thompson. In 1905, he associated with himself Carl E Frase one of the young business men of Village and they are now nicely located in the Schweizer building on Main Street, where they do a large and lucrative business. Mr. Cady is Vice President of the Citizens National Bank and for a number of years was one of the trustees of the Village.

09/13/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

Charles T Winner ~ General Store.
22 years ago, Mr Winner came to Springville from North Collins to clerk for S B Thompson in his general store. He worked there for 2 years and afterward for P J Cady in a smimlar position for two yers. 18 years ago he formed a partnership with Frank Burdick under the name of Winner & Burdick, and started a general store. The firm name was changed to Winner & Taylor two years later and in 1894. Mr. Winner purchased his partner's interest and has since conducted the business alone. The business of the store has continually grown under the constant and careful attention which Mr. Winner has always personally given it and is now ranks among the foremost business houses in the Village.

09/12/2016

Now I thought I would share with you which business were in town in the 1907 booklet.....

Col. Harlan P Spaulding ~ Insurance. In August of 1850, Mr. Spaulding moved to Springville from Cattaraugus County, and has lived here since that time with the exception of 5 years spent with the U S Army during the Civil War. On returning from the war, he engaged in the sawmill business, operation the Frank Fox mill south of the village until 1872. From that time until 1884 he was engaged in the jewelry business, at which time he formed a copartnership with Mr. C J Lowe, under the name of Lowe & Spaulding for the purpose of engaging in fire and accident insurance business. Mr Spaulding has conducted the business since Mr Lowe's death. He now represents many of the strongest insurance companies and risks, not only in the village but for miles around.

09/11/2016

In 1907 We had a Fire Department called Fountain Hose Company # 1, which was organized on February 1st 1882 and now has an active membership of 37. The fire house is situated on the east side of South Buffalo Street and is well equipped with fire apparatus. The parlors are on the second floor and are nicely furnished. The company is in a flourishing condition and has made an enviable reputation for themselves in fire fighting. The present officers are... President, C E Frase ; Vice President, Charles Runsey ; Secretary, Edward N Thurber ; Treasurer, Irving L Jones ; Foreman, Edward N Thurber ; Assistant Foreman, C H Robertson ; Chief, George E Stedman.

09/10/2016

Did you know that in 1907, we had in this town several Lodges... for the several days I will be sharing those with you.... Part 5..

The Woman's Christian Temperance Union is in a flourishing condition; 100 Members being enrolled at the present time. The following are the officers ; Miss Abbie Hufstader ; Vice President, Mrs. Alice Payne, Secretary, Mrs. Hattie McFarlane ; Treasurer, Mrs. Anna Pingrey.

The Loyal Temperance Legion has been recently organized by the young people with about 75 members. Officers are Luella Tefft, President ' Charles Rider, Vice President; Roy Vail, recording secretary ; Helen Holland, corresponding secretary ; Gertrude Leland, treasurer.

Wow that is a lot of clubs!!

09/09/2016

Did you know that in 1907, we had in this town several Lodges... for the several days I will be sharing those with you.... Part 4..

Cascade Rebekah Lodge, 335, was organized on April 27, 1905; Membership is 60. Present Noble Grand is Rose E. Dean ; Vice Grand, Dora Horning; Financial Secretary, Maryette Cooper ; Treasurer, Libbie Brace.

Loyal Hive, 122, Ladies of the Maccabees was organized in 1894. Now has a membership of 17. Present officers are as follows... Nellie Wood, Lady Commander; Lora Hopper, Record Keeper ; Katharine Joslin, Finance Keeper.

The National Protective Legion was organized three years ago in 1904, there are now 73 members. The officers are ; President, Ezra Pritchard ' Vice President, Lewie Smith ; Chaplain, Miss Rose Gentner ; Past President, Peter Salzler.

More tomorrow .....

09/08/2016

Did you know that in 1907, we had in this town several Lodges... for the several days I will be sharing those with you.... Part 3..

Catholic Mutual Benefit Association, Branch 9, was organized in 1879. Membership 53. Present officers are... Peter Salzler, president; Leopold Gentner, secretary, Nicholas Rassel, treasurer

Cary Post 87, Grand Army of the Republic, was organized on August 15 1881, membership is 42, Present Commander is George H Barker.

The Woman's Relief Corps is an active society, a great help to the Grand Army Veterans. The officers are: Mrs. Phoebe Jackson, president ; Mrs. Ellen M Dunbar, Vice-president ; Mrs. Barbara Leiser, Jr. Vice President ; Mrs. Heniretta Shippy, Treasurer ; Mrs. Harriet Vedder, secretary ;Mrs. Harriet Baker, chaplain.

Part 4 tomorrow............

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