Monthly Archives: April 2013

Occidental Hotel

The Occidental Hotel has for many years been the stopping place of many weary travelers. It is an imposing building and one of the famous landmarks of Ottawa’s earlier days. The genial proprietor, Mr. James Detwiler, has for 11 years … Continue reading

Shaner Hotel

The Shaner Hotel was reopened to the public last week by C. H. Nusbaum, formerly of Worden, Kas. Mr. Nusbaum has had many years experience in the hotel business, and knows how to make his hotel a pleasant home for … Continue reading

Armstrong, J. C.

J. C. Armstrong, jeweler, optician and watch maker, has been in business in Ottawa since 1869. He suffered great loss by fire three years ago, but has a splendid stock of jewelry, watches, clocks, silverware, queen’s, China and decorated wares … Continue reading

Franklin, N. S.

N. S. Franklin has for nearly 20 years enjoyed the distinction of being a thorough and firstclass watchmaker. After serving an apprenticeship of several years and working in quite a number of towns in Illinois, he came to Kansas, located … Continue reading

Hyde, W. A.

This business at 310 South Main St., was established in 1894. It has grown to large proportions and at present enjoys a remunerative trade. The lines carried consist of watches, clocks, jewelry ware, optical goods, etc. This store also handles … Continue reading

Melluish, F.

F. Melluish, jeweler and optician, is the “pioneer of pioneers” in the mercantile business in Ottawa. He has been in business in Ottawa continuously since 1867. He is a native of England, spent five years in the city of New … Continue reading

Shomo, J. C.

J. C. Shomo, jeweler and optician conducts one of the largest establishments of the kind in the country. He has large stocks of watches, clocks, jewelry, silverware and cut glass, books, wall paper, etc., that are artistically displayed and of … Continue reading

Stanton, C. B.

This finely equipped and well appointed jewelry establishment is located at 110 South Main St. It was established in 1889 and has become very popular among all classes. A fine line of jewelry articles of all kinds are carried, including … Continue reading

Ottawa Laundry

The laundry whose merits have gained it a large and remunerative trade is that of the Ottawa Laundry, located at 120-2 West Second St. This business was established in 1894. Fifteen expert employees are required and a number of wagons … Continue reading

Ottawa Steam Laundry

The Ottawa Steam Laundry, located at 113 North Main street, has been owned and conducted by John Z. Clark the past three years. During this ownership, new machinery has been added and in its present location, in a room 25×140 … Continue reading