Prospect Avenue in Cleveland   Save
Prospect Avenue in Cleveland
Description: Original description reads: "Street view. Shopping along Prospect Ave., Cleveland." This photograph shows Prospect Avenue, facing west, in Cleveland Ohio. The first building on the right is Weinberger Cut Rate Drug Store ("Where spending is saving!", founded by Adolph Weinberger in 1912 (his first store was located at E. 30th Street and Scovill Avenue). The drugstore grew quickly into a chain and by1945 all the stores were consolidated under the name Gray Drug Stores, Inc. Business began to decline in the 1960s , but Weinberger's son Jerome improved the stores and added a variety of products which helped revive the company. Gray's was taken over by Sherwin Williams Co. in 1981, who in turn sold the company to Rite Aid Corp in 1987. The next store is Volk's Credit Jewelers, located at 417 Prospect Avenue. Established in 1899, the pawnbroker is now called Volk's Jewelery and Loans. Above the pawn store is Dr. David Volk, Optometrist. Aspheric ophthalmic lenses were developed by Dr. Volk in 1956, which was a great improvement over common spheric lenses. The success of this development led Dr. Volk to form Volk Optical / Tech Optics Inc, in 1974 which commercially manufactured lenses. This led to a series of improvements over the years which has continually allowed the company to be a leader in the field of optics. Farther down the street can be seen signs for "Mary Lee Old Time Home Made Candies", "Anders Cafeteria", and "Kroger" View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA1039AV_B04F10_11_01
Subjects: Streets--Ohio--Cleveland; Storefronts--Ohio--Cleveland; Pedestrians
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)