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COMPANIES IN NORWOOD, OHIO "R"

  • R. B. Clothes - [men's clothing] 4738 Montgomery Road at its opening in March 29, 1952; later, 4734 Montgomery Road?
  • R. T. O. - [rent-to-own store] Surrey Square
  • Blanche Rader - [delicatessen] 2438 Quatman Av.
  • Radio Center - [radio & tv sales & service] 3976 Montgomery Road
  • Radio Shack - [electronics] Surrey Square Originally inside the mall, moved to exterior store (old Pizza Hut), then in 2008 to corner exterior store at opposite (nwc) end of mall in 2008
  • Rad's Chili Bar - [restaurant] 4555 Montgomery Road
  • Rainbow Bread Company - [bakery]
  • Rainbow Crafts - [Play-Doh manufacturer]
    In 1927, Cleo & Noah McVicker bought Kutol Products Co., a manufacturer of soaps and other cleaning products. Because the market for Kutol Wall Cleaner had dried up, at the suggestion of a sister-in-law, they developed a children's toy from the wallpaper cleaner. Later, they made the non-toxic clay-like product in several colors and named it Play-Doh. Rainbow Crafts was formed with a plant on Highand Avenue. In 1965, Rainbow Crafts was sold to General Mills. In 1970, Rainbow Crafts was put under the Kenner brand, another company bought by General Mills in 1967. In 1987, the Tonka Corporation acquired Kenner Parker Toys (the General Mills division created after Parker Brothers was added to Kenner). In 1991, Hasbro bought Kenner Parker Toys, including Play-Doh, from Tonka.
  • Ralph & Ann's Tavern - [cafe/restaurant] 5201 Globe Avenue
  • Adda Randall - [dress maker] 4905 Montgomery Road
  • Randolph Pharmacy - [pharmacy] Montgomery and Maple
  • Edward J. Ransick - [realtor] 2065 Lawrence Avenue
  • Rapid Restaurant - [restaurant] 4909 Montgomery Road
  • Raymond Imported Motors [car dealership] 3813 Montgomery Road (see Raymond Toyota)
  • Raymond Toyota [car dealership] 3930 Montgomery Road (See Raymond Imported Motors, predecessor?)
  • Rebisso Plumbing & Heating, Inc. - [plumbing & heating contractor] 4624 Station Avenue; (est. 1896)
  • Record Theatre - [video and music rental and sales] Surrey Square, near Sherman Avenue entrance
  • Red Elephant Oil Co. - [gasoline station] s.w.c. Montgomery Road and Delaware Av.
  • Red's Fruit Market - [fruit dealer-retail] 2028 Worth Avenue
  • Pearl Reed - [practical nurse] 2104 Bennett Avenue, Apt. 10
  • Reff's Finer Foods [grocery] Shanmoor and Burwood
    December 1946 advertisement for Reff's Finer Foods
  • Refiners Oil Co. - [gasoline station] n.w.c Bennett Av. and Smith Rd., s.e.c. Montgomery Rd. and Cleneay Av. and n.w.c. Montgomery Rd. and Weyer Av.
  • Marie H. Reid - [delicatessen] 2704 Melrose Av.
  • Blanche Reineke - [artist] 3824 Cavagna Avenue (street name was changed to South Madison Avenue a few years later)
  • Clifford N. Reis - [dry cleaner] 4508 Carter Av.
  • Charles Rekas - [restaurant] 4756 Montgomery Road
  • Reliable Finance Company, Inc. - [loan company] 4628 Montgomery Avenue on the ground floor of the Plaza Theater Building?
  • Remington-Rand Company - [adding machine manufacturer] previous name was Dalton Adding Machine Company
  • John P. Remke - [restaurant] 2702 Melrose Ave.
  • Joseph J. Renner - [druggist] 4408 Carter Avenue
  • Mrs. Sarah Renner Bakery - [bakery] 4605 Montgomery Road (ca. 1915-16); 4643 Montgomery Road (ca. 1917-18)
  • Rental Research, Inc. - [tenant background histories] Surrey Square, above Getz Jewelery
  • Repro-Art Services - [commerical art] 4318 Montgomery Road
  • Stanley R. Reuther - [furniture finisher] 4019 Huston Avenue
  • Reverman & Co. - [grocery] Montgomery and Sherman
  • Charles T. Reynolds - [box manufacturer/carpentry contractor] 2442 Park Av.
  • Glenn E. Reynolds - [pony keg?] 3735 Montgomery Road
  • Dale Rhoades - [restaurant] 2728 Norwood Avenue
  • Sherman Richards - [dairy] Floral & Hazel Av.
  • W. G. (W. H.?) Richardson, Inc. - [retail furniture dealer] 2107 Bennett Av. a.k.a. Richardson Furniture Company 2107-09 Bennett Av., just off Montgomery Road; started August 1, 1928, by Mr. & Mrs. W. H.(G?) Richardson and Mr. & Mrs. Howard Marx, Mrs. Richardson's brother & sister-in-law. Later, the Richardsons ran the store by themselves.
  • Luther E. Ricketson - [delicatessen] 4504 Carter Avenue
  • Ridge Moving Company - [moving & transfer] 2265 Norwood Avenue
  • Edwin A. Ries - [delicatessen] 5202 Montgomery Road
  • John Riorden Dairy - [dairy] Allison, north of Hopkins Avenue (est. pre-1900)
  • Joseph A. Rippe - [trucker] 4148 Webster Avenue
  • Jacob Risch - [wagon maker] Smith Road and Montgomery Road
  • Rita's Clip N' Dale - [beauty salon] 3966 Montgomery Road (across from U.D.F.'s main plant
  • Richard's Television & Radio Service - [television sales & service] 4039 Edwards Road
  • Pearl M. Robb - [practical nurse] 3804 Montgomery Road, Apt. 4
  • Robertson Cafe - [cafe/restaurant] 2415 Robertson Avenue
  • Garland T. Robinson - [restaurant] 4802 Forest Av.; 2368 Harris Avenue
  • Robby Jo's Fashionette - [women's clothing store?] Surrey Square Mall
  • Ralph E. Rockenfield Inc. - [auto sales] 3804 Montgomery Road
  • Charles F. Rogers [bicycle repair] 3734 Montgomery Road, near Lexington Av.
  • William H. Rohdenburg - [physician] 2101 Bennett Avenue, apt. A
  • H. Roling Dairy - [dairy] Sherman, west of McNeill Avenue (est. pre-1900)
  • Roling & Wessels - [soft drinks] 4903 Montgomery Road
  • Roll's Hardware - [hardware store] 1822 Hopkins Avehue
  • Joseph Rombs - [general building contractor] 2224 Monroe Avenue
  • The Romer Funeral Home - [funeral home] Montgomery at Mentor (3943 Montgomery Road ); formerly Moeller Funeral Home
  • The Rosander Furniture Co. - [retail furniture dealer] 4341 Montgomery Road
  • Arthur W. Rosberg - [restaurant] 2408 Harris Av.
  • Maltilda Rose - [restaurant] 2119 Maple Av.
  • Chalmers H. Ross - [restaurant] 3747 Edwards Road
  • Ervin Rost - [delicatessen] 3726 Floral Av.
  • W. A. Roth - [druggist] Montgomery Road and Waverly Avenue; phone: Ridge 150
  • Herman Rottman - [contractor/builder] 4923 Montgomery Road
  • Albert Rotzinger - [dealer in meats] n.w.c. Carter & Courtland Avenues
  • George P. Rourke - [realtor] 4315 Ivanhoe Avenue
  • Rouse Bros. - [restaurant] 4547 Forest Av.
  • Joe Rovito - [fruit] 4710 Montgomery Road
  • (George H.) Rowland's Food Market and Delicatessen - [grocery] 5015 Wesley Avenue, off Highland, across from North Norwood School
  • Roy's Market - [grocery] 4028 Forest Avenue
  • Roy's Upholstery Company - [upholsterer] 4108 Montgomery Road
  • John F. Ruh - [furniture repair, crating and shipping] 1918 Elm Ave.
  • Joe Rump - [electrical service] 1833 Elm Avenue
  • Runtz Hardware - [grocery] 2019 Worth Avenue
  • Jacob L. Ruoff - [grocery] 5400 Section Avenue
  • Adrian Rush - [realtor] 1832 Courtland Avenue, Apt. 10
  • Russell, Morgan and Company - [printers] original company of U. S. Printing Company and U. S. Playing Card Company
  • Ryan Bros. - [gasoline station] 5003 Montgomery Road
  • James P. Ryan - [restaurant] 4943 Montgomery Road
  • Mabel Ryan - [restaurant] 2408 Harris Ave.
  • William C. Ryan - [restaurant] 4802 Forest Avenue


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