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Phillip Mentnech



Hurleyville Public School



Columbia Star House
Whittaker Road
Early 1920's

Proprietors Fannie and Isadore Cohen
and their children:
Abe, Freida, Sam and Lillian



Columbia Star House



Columbia Star House



1925...Main Street



1925
Fannie B. Wood in front of her house on Railroad Avenue
Photo by Howard Wood, Wood's Studio



1925
Fannie B. Wood's house on Railroad Avenue
Photo by Howard Wood, Wood's Studio



1926
Columbia Farm Hotel



View of Hurleyville from
the Columbia Farm Hotel



1927 Sanford on Railroad Avenue
in front of Luzon's Department Store



The Creamery Road Bridge in 1930...
Etta Berkowitz Temerson is second from the right.
Her sister, Tillie Berkowitz, is on the right.
Do you know who the three gals on the left are?



Kaminsky's Luzon Lodge
1930's

Lori Schneider describes her grandparents' rooming house:
"Kaminsky's Luzon Lodge was a rooming house (a kuchalein) in Hurleyville.
My grandparents bought a farm on their honeymoon in the early '20's
and built the 25 room house for people to escape the heat of the city in the summers.
My grandfather died young (in his early 40's),
leaving my grandmother to raise four children.
Grammie ran Kaminsky's until 1975 when she sold it.
She died just months after the property was sold."



Turner Family Reunion
Divine Corners
1931...
Fred Turner with his father, Harry,
his grandfather, Fred,
and his great-grandfather, George.



Rose Berkowitz
Rose spent summers in Hurleyville from the 1920's to 1942.
She stayed with her family at Anna Melchick's farm on Creamery Road.
Her husband later bought her a house on Austin Place...
Cunes Road today.

Please click on the cover below
to see the program and list of graduates from
the Hurleyville High School 1932 Commencement.



"Big Trip West" - 1936
Albert Van Kuren, P.V. Mentnech, Lee Laidlaw, Floyd Wood and Harold Cole
went on a "Big Trip West" to pick up a new hearse for Lee Laidlaw.
This is a photo of them in the Piqua, Ohio town square with the new hearse.



Stanley Wichinsky...1937


Mel (Mendy) Greenstein...1939



Main Street, 1939



Main Street, Winter 1940
Todras Bakery is on the left.



Main Street, Winter 1940
Todras Bakery is on the left.
Pukatz Plumbing is on the right.



Main Street, 1940
from 'Uptown' to 'Downtown'

On the left side...
Van Keuren's building...produce and grocery store on the bottom floor
and Lazarus Levine's law office on the second floor,
Hurleyville Pharmacy (Altman's..then Bochmer's...then Freier's...then izzy's aunt),
Ernie's Bar and Grill with shoeshine boy in front, hotel on second floor and Gulf gas station in front,
O&W Railroad crossing and
Luzon Lumber Company

Perk's Market, Sullivan Dairy, Shmargon's Meat Market and the Hurleyville Synagogue
were on the left side after the railroad crossing.

On the right side...
The Village Tavern, Amoco gas station (owned by the Walter's family and later by Lee Peltz),
Bockman's Pharmacy, Kurland's Meat Market, and Abe Jacobson's Meat Market



Graduating Class, Hurleyville High School
1939 or 1940
Morris Todras is standing on the left in the second row.
Mickey Wichinsky is standing in the middle of the second row.

Does anyone know who else is in the photo?



Railroad Avenue, Winter 1939-1940
Coburg's house is in the front on the right.
Fannie Wood's house is behind it.
The railroad tracks are on the left.



1942
P.V. Mentnech in front of Todras Bakery with his 1936 Ford



Mid-1940's
P.V. Mentnech in front of his store



Mr. & Mrs. Demerest
lived on Austin Place
during the 1940's and 1950's.



Hurleyville High School Class of 1941
Senior Trip to Washington - April 14, 1941

Rose Cohen Barr, Freda Hollender, John Dainack, Viola Bonnel,
Alex Welhan, Irene Shursky, James Knapp, Natalie Konin,
Sidney Heller, Margo Gans, Oscar Pavloff,
Seki Silverman, David Rofsky, Shirley Shongot



Hurleyville School
Grade 2 - 1942

Back row, left to right:
Jeannette Kazachuk, Ellen Levine, Mary Delmeter,
Phyllis Turner, Norma Fredd, Wesley Ackley,
Dorothy Porter, Judy Pugatz, Leland Turner
Front row, left to right:
Gary Atkins, Donald Michelson, Billy Dugan,
Herbert Feinstein, Nelson Hotaling

Jack Levine

Jacob Levine...mid 1940's
Jacob is sitting in front of the building where Freier's and izzy's aunt were.
Jacob's father owned Sullivan Dairy.

ernie feinsteinl

Helen Kove and Margie Reis
pose in front of Ernie's.

hurleyville sentinel

A snowy day by the home of the
Hurleyville Sentinel on Main Street.

Hurleyville Methodist Church
Honor Roll

World War II
Please click on the photo below.



Philip and Josephine Consalvo,
honeymooners from Brooklyn,
at the Columbia Hotel in June, 1945.
Their daughter, Phyllis Gallo, lives in Smallwood.



Hurleyville Fire Department...August, 1945
Con McGuire, George Toohey, Steve Bamberger,
Dave Fialkowsky, Jay Cohen, Donny Michaelson,
Sol Hyman, Lou Richman and Sam Michaelson are in the photo.
Can you name anyone else?



August, 1945
Celebrating V-J Day
in front of the Hurleyville Fire House

Parade Honoring Francis S. Currey...1945













Bockman's Pharmacy...1945
"The Complete
Modern Drug Store"



David Bockman
Ham Radio Operator



Click on the menus below to see a Bockman's Pharmacy Fountain Menu.







Saundra Bockman's 9th Birthday...1945
seated from left to right...Barbara Cohen, Kay Todras, Sheldon Bockman, Saundra Bockman,
Flora Bockman, Janet Elchisen, Julian Wilson and Margie Skinner
standing from left to right...Allen Greenstein and Mel (Mendy) Greenstein



Saundra Bockman, Sheldon Bockman and Mel (Mendy) Greenstein...1945
outside Bockman's Pharmacy



Lorraine (Greenstein) Ganz...1945



Lester's Super Market...1946
The super market's owner was Lester Greenstein.
The building, now the Hurleyville Firemen's Park,
contained a produce market, a grocery store, a butcher shop,
and six apartments.
A shoemaker shop was in a separate building.
There were eight garages, a chicken coop, a bungalow and a large gazebo in the back of the main building.
This was the largest building and and the largest commercial property in Hurleyville at that time.



Lorraine (Greenstein) Ganz...1946



Mel (Mendy) Greenstein...1946
5th Grade at the Hurleyville School



The Hurleyville Fire Department Ladies' Auxiliary...1948
from left to right:
top row:
Peggy Toohey, Sophie Fedun, Dot Bowers, Bea Richman
front row:
Josie Kolda, Mary Tremper, Coy Eltz, Betty Wizwer



The Temerson Family...1948
Irene, Jack, Etta and Marshall



Christmas Show...Hurleyville School...December, 1948
Do you know who's in the photo?

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Mel (Mendy) Greenstein's Bar Mitzvah...1949
Photo was taken at Wood's Studio.



Thanksgiving Show...Hurleyville School...November, 1949
Do you know who's in the photo?



Christmas...Hurleyville School...December, 1949
Jackie Hope is behind the tree.
Bob Turner, T.B. Knapp,
Bobby McCarthy, Mike Swartch,
Sheldon Bockman and ???
are decorating the tree.



The Hurleyville Dairymen's League Creamery
(closed in 1949 or 1950)



The Fireside
Anawana Road, late 1940's
Mickey and Ann Wichinsky are in the photo.
Who else is in the photo?



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