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1910 The Arcade Co. Row of Shops New Bremen Ohio Vintage Postcard RPPC


Real photo postcard (RPPC) of The Arcade Co. strip of shops on New Bremen, Ohio, postmarked 1910. (Click to enlarge.)

In 1902, The Arcade Department Store Company was formed through a mer­ger of four of New Bremen's oldest mercantile houses.

Firms represented in the mer­ger were:

  • Speckman & Nieter, dry goods and groceries, started by Fred Speckman Sr. and F. H. L. Nieter in 1852.
  • Faehl & Nieter's Furniture Store, owned by August Faehl and Ferd Nieter.
  • Rabe's Cheap Store, Theo. Rabe owner.
  • Wiemeyer's Cash Clothing Store, Fred Wiemeyer owner.
  • In 1933 the officers of The Arcade Department Store Company are A. H. Rabe, president and manager; George Thiesing Sr., vice president; Leo Huenke, secretary and Gustave Greiwe, treasurer.
The Arcade had eight departments and was the largest store between Cincinnati and Toledo at the time.  A dance hall was located on the second floor.




The Arcade buildings are now the corporate headquarters for Crown Equipment. [Check out Street view / google maps]

Read more New Bremen history in the the New Bremen Centennial Book - 1933 and here, New Bremen Tour – Bremenfest 2008.

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