Advertisements of buisnesses in newspapers or on old postcards are a good way to find the names and locations of historical businesses. In the Eric G. Stewart Collection, there are a few folders with photocopies of old advertisements (Box 1, Folders 1-3).


Businesses found in Ads include:
Date

Name of Business

Type of Goods/Services

Location
1873

A. Hinman's store

Dry goods, clothing, hats, groceries, hardware, crockery, etc.

Corner of Oak and Elm Ave
1874

Forest Grove Drug and Book Store, W.H. Saylor M.D., Proprietor

Medicines, perfumery, paints, oils (raw, lard, sweet, neatsfoot, castor, china nut), glass (cut to any size), books (school books), brushes (paint, tooth, clothes, nail, varnish), cutlery. "Prescriptions compounded with care and correctness." (EGS B1/F3)

n/a


Mr. Brown's Forest Grove Livery and Feed Stable

Rent a horse to travel 24/7

Corner of Pine and Birch
1876

S. Hughes' Agricultural Warehouse

Plows, wagons, reapers, mowers, threshers, fan mills, harvesting goods, hardware, farmers tools, mechanic's tools, harness / saddlery, doors, sash, mouldings paints, etc.

n/a
1882

Meat Market! Stevenson & Emerick, Pro.

Meats, hides & c (blank)

n/a
1888

Boos & Co

Dress goods, holliday presents, real estate

n/a
1893

Smith Bros.

Furniture, carpets, mattings, wall paper, picture-framing.

n/a
"

T.C. Mcnamer, Forest Grove Meat Market

Dressed Poultry and choice meats

n/a
"

Fresh and Salt Meats, J.A. Keyes

Sausage, ham, bacon, poultry, game, fish in season.

n/a
"

Pioneer Drug Store, Bowlby & Stinchcomb, Props.

"stock of Pure Drugs and Chemicals," tablets, pencils, inks, in the "office of the Oregon Telephone Co."

n/a
1897

The Bazar

Furnishing goods

Next to Post office
1897, 1899

Hinman's Harness Shop

Harness, whips, robes, reparing services

On Main Street
1899

Bailey's Big Store, John E. Bailey, Proprietor

"reliable first-class goods from a home house" (EGS B1/F3)

n/a
1905

Goff Bros. Hardware and Machinery

Fishing tackle, sporting goods, buggys, galvanized pipe and fittings, bath tubs and sinks (including installation), plows, bicycles, wagons, and mowers.

n/a
1903

Dugan & Watrous

Grocery & dry goods. Deals for hop pickers.

n/a
1904

The Eastern Bargain Store, Mr. A. Alexander (or Axelrod)

A "new business house" that sold furnishing goods & clothes.

On Pacific Avenue, "a few doors East of Johnson's Livery Stable."
1908

C.L. Hinman's hardware store

Buggies, wagons, McCormick harvesting machinery, gasoline engines, hardware, sand, lime, cement, etc. He bought S. Hughes inventory (see 1876).

n/a







1912

Corl & Wirtz

Car sales and servicing

Wirtz Building as of November 1912, a garage for three years before that.
1916

Mr. John Anderson's Clothier store

Clothing, shoes, gents' furnishing goods. Other stores: Palace Barber Shop of Brady Chowning and Dolly Varden Confectioner. The second floor had office rooms for doctors, dentists, and lawyers.

The Anderson block, corner of Main St. and Pacific Ave.
1916

Home Baking Co.

Bread & cakes. "Bread Fresh Daily...Baked in Forest Grove are good enough for me."

n/a