Polk's 1932-33 West Chester
compiled by Jim Jones
Polk's West Chester Directory,
1932-1933 (Philadelphia: R.
L. Polk & Co., Publishers, 1931),
located in the library of the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA 19380.
Containing an Alphabetical Directory of Business Concerns and Private Citizens, a Street and Avenue Guide and Much Information of a Miscellaneous Character; also a BUYERS' GUIDE and a Complete Classified Business Directory
FOR DETAILED CONTENTS SEE GENERAL INDEX
R. L POLK & CO., of Philadelphia, Publishers
401 N. Broad St. Philadelphia, Pa.
524-528 Broadway New York, N. Y.
DIRECTORY LIBRARY FOR FREE USE OF PUBLIC AT PHILADELPHIA OFFICE
Member Association of North American Directory Publishers
Copyright 1931 by R. L. Polk & Co. of Philadelphia.
National Bank of Chester County
WILMER W. HOOPES, President
GEORGE HEED, Vice-President
HERBERT P. WORTH, Vice-President
JOS. F. HILL, Cashier
WM. P. MORRISON, Asst. Cashier
W. E. POWELL, Asst. Cashier
J. COMLY HALL, Asst. Cashier
I. N. EARL WYNN, Trust Officer
ERNEST HARVEY. Counsel
WILLIAM H. CLARK
BENJ. W. HAINES
THOMAS HOOPES, JR.
WILMER W. HOOPES
LAWRENCE J. MORRIS
JOSEPH W. SHARP, JR.
WM. T. SHARPLESS, M.D.
HARRY F. TAYLOR
GEORGE THOMAS, 3rd
G. GLANCY WILSON
HERBERT P. WORTH
I. N. EARL WYNN
Modern Commercial Banking for Individuals and Corporations
3 Per Cent Interest Paid on Special Deposits
Safe Deposit Boxes in Modern Vault, Electrically Equipped Against Burglary
Acts as Executor, Administrator, Trustee, Guardian of Estates, and in all Fiduciary Capacities
STRONG SAFE CONSERVATIVE
The First National Bank of West Chester
WEST CHESTER, PA.
Capital ..................... .$200,000.00
Surplus and Profits............. 510,000.00
SAVINGS FUND DEPARTMENT
3% Compound Interest Paid on Deposits
Acts as Executor, Administrator, Trustee, Guardian, Corporate Trustee, Etc.
SAFE DEPOSIT BOXES
For rent in modern vault $1,000,000.00 in Burglary Insurance for protection of box holders
ARTHUR P. REID. President
WILMER T. NIELDS. Vice-Pres.
SAMUEL P. CLOUD, Cashier
J. HARRY THOMAS. Asst. Cashier
GEO. NEWLIN, JR., Asst. Cashier
CHARLES B. SMILEY, Asst. Cashier
A. M. HOLDING, Counsel
VERNON L. HOFFMAN
ELISHA G. CLOUD
HARRY G. FAIRLAMB
A. M. HOLDING
JAY H. JEFFERIS
J. HOWARD LUMIS
GEO. K. McFARLAND
WILMER T. NIELDS
N. HARLAN SLACK
ARTHUR P. REID
INDEX TO ADVERTISERS (Page)
Amelia J. Donald (33)
Assn. of No. Amer. Dcty. Pub. (X)
Baker's Beauty Shoppe (27)
Battin Motor Co (26)
Biehn's Shoe Store (right top lines and 35)
Board of Trade of West Chester, Pa (4)
Brubaker Claude S. (front cover and 31)
Chester County Trust Co. (front cover)
Clompus I.M. (backbone)
Daily Local News Co. (right top lines)
Darlington's West Chester Dairy (Y)
DeHaven's Drug Store (back cover and 30)
Dime Savings Bank The (27)
Electrik Maid Bake Shop (27)
Famous Harold A. (back cover and 31)
First National Bank of West Chester (3)
Fruit Growers of Chester County, Inc. (30)
George Norman D. (33)
Hicks Funeral Home (31)
Highland Dairy Products Co. (right top lines)
Himelright Raymond S. (28)
Ivins S. I. & Son (34)
James Bros. (35)
Jones David (34)
Jones & Gurskey (35)
Launi Martin (38)
Lewis & Ogborn (32)
Mansion House Hotel (top lines and 32)
Margolf William (32)
McCormick & Cotter (28)
Morris Nurseries The (34)
Mostellors, Inc. (29)
National Bank of Chester County & Trust Co. (2)
Pagnotto Joseph (29)
Palmer Geo. J. Co. (35)
Polk R. L. & Co. (Y)
Folk's Bankers Encyclopedia (back cover)
Schramm Inc. (right top lines and 26)
Shank Thomas A. (front cover and 33)
Sharples Separator Co. (Y)
Smith J. B. & Son (left top lines)
Taylor Samuel W (32)
Thatcher's Prescription Pharmacy (30)
Thomas G. Horace (26)
Trentacarlini Antonio (29)
Turk's Head Garage (26)
Vilsack-Smith Inc. (29)
Wahl Fred J. (34)
Walter T. Edgar (27)
Weaner Howard H. (30)
West Chester Laundry (33)
West Chester Millwork Co. (front cover and 28)
THE CLASSIFIED BUSINESS DIRECTORY is included in pages 209 to 246. This department lists the various manufacturing, mercantile and professional interests in alphabetical order under appropriate headings. This feature constitutes an invaluable and indispensable epitome of the business interests of the community. "The Directory is the common intermediary between Buyer and Seller." As such it plays no small part in the daily doings of the business world. "More goods are bought and sold through the Classified Business Directory than through any other medium."
The publishers appreciatively acknowledge the recognition by those progressive business and professional men who have demonstrated their confidence in the directory as an advertising medium, with assurance that it will bring a commensurate return.
R. L. POLK & CO., Publishers.
WEST CHESTER Statistical Review
(Courtesy Board of Trade of West Chester)
Form of Government -- Councilmanic (borough).
Population -- 12,325 (1930 U. S. Census).
Area -- 1 square mile.
Altitude -- 450 feet.
Climate -- Mean annual temperature, 52 degrees F.
Parks -- 2, with total of 15 acres.
Assessed Valuation -- $12,082,420.
Borough's Bonded Debt -- $363,800.
Financial Institutions -- 4 banks and 1 trust company, with total deposits of more than $9,500,000.
Churches -- 20, leading denominations.
Industry -- 11 manufacturing establishments, employing 2,600 workers, and having products valued at $7,000,000 annually. Principal manufactured products: Air compressors, gas engines, shipping tags, auto radiators, crayons, separators, hosiery and mushrooms.
Trade Area -- Retail area has radius of 10 miles, and population of 15,000.
Newspapers -- 1 daily.
Railroads -- Pennsylvania.
Amusements -- 3 theatres, with total seating capacity of 2,600 persons.
Hospitals -- 3, with total of 327 beds.
Education -- Institutions of higher learning include State Teachers College and St. Aloysius Academy. 5 schools, including 1 high and 1 parochial. Number of pupils in public schools, 2,200; in private, 550.
Volumes in Public Library -- 21,400.
Borough Statistics -- Total street mileage, 30, with 25 miles paved. Miles of gas mains, 35, and of sewers, 30. Volunteer fire department, with 12 pieces of motor equipment, in 3 station houses. Police department has 12 men, with 1 station.
FOLK'S WEST CHESTER DIRECTORY 1932-33
Copyright, 1931, by R. L. Polk & Co. of Philadelphia
Municipal Bldg, 15 S. High
Secretary to Superintendent -- Margt Wolfangle
Attendance Officer -- Fred Heed jr
School Physician -- Dr Harry A Rothrock
Dental Hygienist -- Mildred C Carl
41 -- Market and Darlington
42 -- New and Gay
43 -- Washington and Darlington
44 -- New and Lafayette
45 -- Virginia av and Churell
46 -- Assembly Building
47 -- Walter Cadillac Garage 51 Maple av and Convent
Treasurer -- Alger C Whitcraft,, John L Clover depy; Harvey W.
Krauser asst depy
Controller -- Edw J Breece, John Pearson depy
Recorder of Deeds -- Geo W. Klenk, Saml W. Dengler, Harry J Longacre, R Marie Peoples depy clks
Register of Wills -- W. Penn Hoopes; Margt C Hubbard, Llewellyn Chandler depys
Surveyor -- Thos G Colesworthy, Geo Regester asst
Directors of Poor -- Florence B Cloud, Wilmer B Cox, Chas L Huston
Coroner -- Herbert C Ford, A C Bishop, Pennock Holton depy coroners
Health Officer -- Victor H deSomoskeoy
Sealer of Weights and Measures -- J Foreman Cox, Jos Springer asst
Superintendent of Schools -- Clyde T Saylor
Farm Agent -- Jos S. Oberle
Law Library -- Martin C Welsh librarian
County Home -- Embreeville, Pa., Wm B Passmore steward
Hospital for Insane -- Embreeville, Pa, Dr A W. Gottachall supt
-- When You Want to Know:
-- where a person lives.
-- what his occupation is.
-- who lives at a certain number on a street.
-- where a street is located.
-- the correct spelling of a name.
-- the officers of a corporation.
-- the partners in a firm.
-- the solution to any of scores of problems that pop up unexpectedly to annoy and baffle you.
-- you can quickly find the answer in the City Directory.
ABREVIATIONS OF GIVEN MAMES
do: ditto or same
e or E: East
emp agcy: employment agency
furn rms: furnished rooms
int rev: internal revenue
mstr mech: master mechanic
mus tchr: music teacher
n or N: North
@: property owner
PS: Public School
r: resides or rooms
R C: Roman Catholic
RD: Rural Delivery
real est: real estate
RyMS: Railway Mail Service
s or S: South
sta eng: stationary engineer
US: United States
USA: United States Army
USMC: United States Marine Corps
USN: United States Navy
w or W: West
ABREVIATIONS OF GIVEN MAMES
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