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Norwood's Grocery Stores

A listing and description of Norwood's groceries, daily markets, meat markets and similiar food stores. (More will be added, later.)

The inclusion in a specific year's listing does not mean that is the year of founding or the only year(s) of existence for that business.



1887
There were probably no grocery stores in the Norwoods at this time. However, that needs to be researched more—a mention was made in an April 1888, newspaper column that the telephone station was moved to Dressel's drug store in South Norwood from Hock's grocery; whether Hock was in Norwood needs to be determined. Also, the following month, a question by a newspaper subscriber "Are there good groceries out there?" was answer "Lots of them." Did this mean there were actual grocery stores or just abundant delivery services? By at least December, 1887, J. H. Starr ran express wagons through Ivanhoe (southwest Norwood) and the Norwoods (East, West, South and old Norwood) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Z. B. Coffin & Co.'s at 117 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati. Orders could be left at Coffin's Grocery or Allen's Drug Store, corner of Fifth and Main, Cincinnati.

1894
    In the 1894 book Norwood, Her homes and Her People," it was written that besides the special delivery wagons from Cincinnati, the village had "half a dozen groceries, several butchers, daily markets, three drug stores, tailor shops, bakeries, dry goods stores and candy shops." There were also "daily deliveries of ice."

1896
    In just two years, the number of food stores appears to have more than doubled. There were 17 groceries and daily markets, and 7 meat stores (4 of which were associated with grocery stores) in Norwood in 1896.
1902
The following are some of the groceries and meat markets in Norwood in 1902.
    GROCERIES & DAILY MARKETS
  • George J. Brill - 1801 Sherman av.; Alvis A. Reinschmidt, manager
  • August Buddelmeier - 1766 Mills av, cor. Carter av. (previously Clem. Buddelmeier & Son? - ca. 1896)
  • J. J. Casey - s.e.c. Ivanhoe & Delaware ave.
  • J. F. Diekmann - 3739 Main av.
  • B. H. Kroger - 4627 Main av.; P. W. Miller, manager (Cin'ti resident) (the 1st Norwood Kroger?)
  • Geo. H. Voss - 4652 Main av.; Edward W. Brockhoff, manager (Cin'ti resident)
    MEAT MARKETS
  • Norwood Meat and Poultry Co. - 4623 Main av.; Thos. Burkart, owner?, res. 2056 Lawrence av.
1906
An advertisement for India & Ceylon Tea, in The Cincinnati Post, listed stores carrying the product. Those in Norwood were H. C. Florea, 3738 Main ave.; Reverman & Co., Main and Sherman (see 1916); J. Schillmoeller, Carter and Lincoln; and H. Sindlinger, 4100 Main.

1909
The following are the grocers in Norwood in 1909:
  • Andrews & Fite — s.e.c. Montgomery Pike and Lexington Av
  • Theresa Biasing — 3755 Montgomery Pike
  • Jas. J. Casey — 4116 Ivanhoe Av
  • Mrs. J. F. Dieckmann — 3739 Montgomery Pike
  • Fred. Fangman — 1900 Sherman Av
  • M. J. Hilberg — n.w.c. Forest Av. and Norwood Av
  • J. A. Hyndman — 5201 Carthage Av
  • International Grocery Co. — s.w.c. Norwood Av. and Forest Av
  • H. H. Kessing — s.e.c. Forest Av. and Williams Av
  • Kroger Grocery & Baking Co. (The) — 4629 Montgomery Pike and n.e.c. Carter and Mills Av
  • Ida C. Lemmon — 5201 Hunter Av
  • Frank Levi — 4709 Section Av
  • W. R. Locke — 4031 Montgomery Pike
  • J. C. Mahoney — 2044 Lawrence Av
  • Wilson Mitchell — 5111 Montgomery Pike
  • Jos. Naberhaus — 1800 Sherman Av
  • Reverman & Co. — 4601 Montgomery Pike
  • Jos. Schillmoeller — s.e.c. Carter and Lincoln Av
  • Jas. A. Schroyer — 5200 Rolston Av
  • August Selzer — 4924 Marion
  • G. S. Trout — 3949 Alontgomery Pike
  • W. B. Tucker — s.w.c. Norwood Av. and Forest Av
  • Victory Grocery — 3755 Montgomery Pike
  • Walter F. Vogt — 4808 Forest Av
  • Geo. H. Voss — 2652 Montgomery Pike
  • Geo.Weghorst — 4934 Montgomery Pike
  • Elizabeth Witzelberg — 4947 Montgomery Pike
  • Wm. G. Zinsmeister — 4559 Montgomery Pike


    The daily markets (e.g. meat markets) were:
  • M. J. Hilberg — n.w.c. Forest Av. and Norwood Av
  • International Grocery Co. — s.w.c. Norwood Av. and f^orest Av
  • Marcus Loewenstein — 4760 Montgomery Pike
  • Jos. Schillmoeller — s.e.c. Carter and Lincoln Av
  • August Selzer — 4924 Marion
  • Harry Sindlinger — n.e.c. Slane Av. and Montgomery Pike
  • W. B. Tucker — s.w.c. Norwood Av. and Forest Av
  • Geo. Weghorst — 4934 Montgomery Pike
  • Elizabeth Witzelberg — 4947 Montgomery Pike
  • Geo. L. Wurster — 4648 Montgomery Pike

  • 1912
    In 1912, there were 37 grocery store and 19 daily market locations in Norwood. At that time, before supermarkets, it was the standard for each neighborhood to have its own market or two. Although most of the stores were independent, a few had two or more locations. That year, the Kroger Grocery & Baking Company had three locations: northeast corner of Carter & Mills Avenues, 4108 Montgomery Pike and 4629 Montgomery Pike. An advertisement for Edward "Made in Cincinnati" Pressed Steel Ceilings showed a photo of the inside of Mr. M. J. Hilberg's grocery at Smith Road and Marsh Avenues. It stated that Mr. Hilberg was one of Norwood's most successful business men and the proprietor of several stores (probably all in Norwood).

    1913
    Another type of food venue was the Norwood Market House. According to the Williams' 1913-14 Norwood Directory, Joseph B. Levingood was the marketmaster of this building at the northeast corner of Mills and Walter Avenues. Later, this building was used as an roller rink, private ice hockey club, piblic ice skating rink, then an automobile safey lane, state license bureau, amateur boxing center, and currently a city storage building.

    1916
    Although there were more grocers at this time, this is all we have researched so far...
      Meat markets/butchers
    • Scheidt Brothers — Montgomery Road, near B.&O. Bridge
    1917
    Although there were more grocers at this time, this is all we have researched so far...
      Grocers
    • The Voss Grocery Company — 4640 Montgomery Road
    • Helen L. Brill Grocery — 4646 Montgomery Road
    • Schillmoeller's Grocery and Daily Market — cor. Carter & Lincoln Aves.
    1919
      DAILY MARKETS| and GROCERIES† (both ‡) in 1919
      There were a total of 63 groceries and daily markets in 1919. From 1912 to 1919, the number of Kroger stores increased from 3 to 11!

    • Anna C. Allason† - 2420 Norwood Avenue
    • Adolph Braun, Sr.| - 1810 Sherman Avenue
    • James J. Casey† - 4116 Ivanhoe Avenue
    • William H. Coleman† - 2314 Morton Avenue
    • Dawson Brothers† - 1822 Hopkins Avenue
    • Victoria Dieckmann† - 3737 Montgomery Road
    • Richard R. Farwick† - 2044 Lawrence Avenue
    • Fite Grocery Company
      • 3738 Montgomery Road‡ (in 1906, this was H. C. Florea's store)
      • 2360 Norwood Avenue†
      • n.w.c. Robertson and Forest Avenues†
    • Harry Goldstein† - 1921 Maple Avenue
    • J. W. Gutting† - 5002 Montgomery Road
    • William B. Hehemann† - 4303 Smith Road
    • M. J. Hilberg† - 2368 Norwood Avenue
    • James T. Hite† - 4929 Montgomery Road
    • L. T. Kautz† - 4709 Section Avenue
    • William L. King‡ - 3728 Elsmere Avenue
    • The Kroger Grocery & Baking Company
      • 4400 Carter Avenue
      • 3931 Edwards Road
      • 3839 Elsmere Avenue
      • 4030 Forest Avenue
      • s.e.c. Forest and Robertson Avenues
      • 5200 Globe Avenue
      • 2689 Madison Road
      • 4108 Montgomery Road
      • 4629 Montgomery Road
      • 5234 Montgomery Road
      • 2364 Norwood Avenue
    • F. & C. Kuhn| - 4101 Montgomey Road
    • Harry Letzler, Jr.† - 4049 Edwards Road
    • Frank E. McKenna† - 5201 Globe Avenue
    • Clarence F. Miesen‡ - 5201 Carthage Avenue
    • Clara Mueller† - s.w.c. Sherman and Allison Avenues
    • Joseph Naberhaus‡ - 1800 Sherman Avenue
    • Katherine O'Brien† 4330 Montgomery Road
    • E. H. Ohlauser| - 4648 Montgomery Road
    • The Joseph R. Peebles Sons Company‡ - s.w.c. Montgomery and Sherman
    • The People's Packing House Company| - 4614 Montgomery Road
    • Briscoe Plumley† - s.w.c. Shanmoor and Jefferson Avenues
    • Gustav Poggenbeck† - s.w.c. Forest and Park Avenues
    • Joseph H. Prus† - 1801 Elm Avenue
    • Charles Rauch† - 4025 Edwards Road
    • Mrs. George Roebel† - 1821 Mills Avenue
    • Fred. Scheidt| - 4746 Montgomery Road
    • Joseph Schillmoeller‡ - s.e.c. Carter and Lincoln Avenues
    • The P. & C. Schneider Company
      • 4535 Montgomery Road
      • 1900 Sherman Avenue
    • John R. Schroyer‡ - 5200 Rolston Avenue
    • August Selzer‡ - 2924 Marion Avenue
    • Jacob S. Shechter† - 2369 Norwood Avenue
    • Harry Sindlinger† - 4100 Montgomery Road
    • Standley Brothers† - 4721 Montgomery Road
    • John Steffen‡ - 5144 Hunter Avenue
    • Victory Grocery| - 3949 Montgomery Road
    • Albert Vocks| - s.e.c Franklin and Courtland Avenues
    • Voss Grocery Company
      • 4640 Montgomery Road
      • 1926 Mills Avenue
    • Frank R. Wickfeldt
      • s.e.c. Madison and Hudson Avenues|
      • 4031 Montgomery Road†
    • The Wickfeldt Grocery
      • 4711 Montgomery Road
      • 5111 Montgomery Road
    • Frank Wilzbacher| - 5004 Montgomery Road
    • Benjamin C. Wise† - 4650 Allison Avenue
    1930-31
      GROCERS
      There were 89 stores with 4 Burke's, 5 A&P's, 28 Krogers', 7 Schneider's and 4 Voss'. Twenty-one of those grocery stores were on Montgomery Road, and eight of those were Krogers'. This was a 59% increase compared with the number of groceries and daily markets in 1912, just 18 years earlier, and a 41% increase from 1919, just 11 years previous — strong indicators of Norwood's population growth in that time period.

    • Auto Circle Food Market - 3828 Montgomery Road
    • May Baxter - 5400 Carthage Avenue
    • John W. Becker - 5142 Globe Avenue
    • Willard Berling - 4047 Edwards Road
    • Helen L. Brill - 5200 Montgomery Road
    • John M. Broadus - 1914 Williams Avenue
    • H. H. Bockoff - 3836 S. Madison Avenue
    • Harry W. Brown - 5133 Hunter Avenue
    • Burke Grocery Co.
      • 4042 Grove Avenue
      • 2118 Maple Avenue
      • 4636 Montgomery Road
      • 5256 Section Avenue
    • Sebastian Cannava - 4913 Montgomery Road
    • Charles. M. Christman - 5111 Montgomery Road
    • Charles G. Duffy - 4303 Smith Road
    • Fred E. Fangman, jr. - 2044 Lawrence Avenue
    • George H. Fite - 2350 Norwood Avenue
    • Louis Gallenstein - 3726 Elsmere Avenue
    • Gerrard & Bruss - 2012 Worth Avenue
    • The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P)
      • 1800 Lincoln Avenue
      • 4100 Montgomery Road
      • 4625 Montgomery Road - Main Store
        (It sold groceries, meat and baked goods)
      • 2368 Norwood Avenue
      • n.e.c. Warren and Worth Avenues
    • George A. Heinekamp - 1923 Maple Avenue
    • Ralph H. Holly - 1740 Sherman Avenue
    • Alex. R. Hughes - 2118 Ross Avenue
    • Isaac W. Jones - 5201 Carthage Avenue
    • L. T. Kautz - 4709 Section Avenue
    • William B. King - 3942 Burwood Avenue
    • The Kroger Grocery & Baking Company
      • 4133 Bell
      • 5324 & 5506 Carthage
      • 2031 Dale
      • 3931 Edwards
      • 1936 Elm
      • 3839 Elsmere
      • 4028 & 4496 Forest
      • 4320 Franklin
      • 5200 Globe
      • 3841 S. Madison
      • 2691 Madison Rd.
      • 3762, 3949, 4108, 4629, 4709, 5026, 5234 & 5503 Montgomery
      • 2364 & 2730 Norwood
      • 2202 Park
      • 2699 Robertson
      • 2561 Shanmoor
      • 4217 Smith
      • 5352 Warren
    • Carl Kuhn - 4101 Montgomery
    • Nicholas Labanz - 5350 Warren
    • George Latham - 5200 Rolston
    • William Lewis - 3921 Edwards
    • William K. Martin - 4500 Carter
    • William McDonald - 5500 Carthage
    • George W. Miller - 5201 Carthage
    • Joseph Naberhaus - 1800 Sherman
    • Clarence Nimz - 4003 Montgomery
    • Albert Noe - 5425 Carthage
    • William G. Ormston - 1772 Williams
    • Joseph H. Prus - 1801 Elm
    • William Rudolph - 2055 Wayne
    • Fred. Schardt - 5011 Montgomery
    • The Schneider Grocery Company
      • 1822 Hopkins
      • s.e.c. Hunter & Lawn
      • n.w.c. McNeill & Sherman
      • 3968 Montgomery
      • 1900 Sherman
      • n.w.c. Smith and Marsh
      • s.w.c Worth and Warren
    • Augustus Selzer, jr. - 4924 Marion
    • Augustus Trees - 1818 Mills
    • Eugene C. VonHoene - 2301 Highland
    • The Voss Grocery Company
      • n.w.c. Forest & Robertson
      • 1926 Mills
      • 4640 Montgomery
      • 2125 Williams
    • Alex. Westerkamp - 5621 Rolston
    • Frank J. Wilzbacher - 5002 Montgomery
    • Millie Wise - 4650 Allison
      MEAT MARKETS
      There were 17 meat retailers in 1930. Some were associated with a grocery, e.g. Gallenstein and Voss.
    • Edward Albiez - 2687 Madison Road
    • Orville M. Bradford - 4032 Forest
    • H. H. Brockhoff - 3836 S. Madison
    • Julius C. Crone - 5320 Carthage
    • Louis Gallenstein - 3726 Elsmere
    • Joseph Hoff - 3921 Edwards
    • Richard Hoffman - 4640 Montgomery
    • Ralph Itschner - 2118 Maple
    • Carl Kuhn - 4101 Montgomery
    • Wendel Marksberry - 4913 Montgomery
    • People's Packing House Company - 4636 Montgomery
    • Fred Schad (a.k.a. Frederick A. Schad Meats) - 4507 Forest
    • Joseph M. Vanden Eynden - 4760 Montgomery
    • The Voss Grocery Company - 2125 Williams
    • Charles A. Wehrung - 1823 Mills
    • James E. Weiss - 2687½ Madison Road
    • Walter C. Wurster - 4648 Montgomery
    1932-33
      GROCERS
      A couple of years later the number of groceries was 84 stores — a loss of 5. The major stores were Burke's with 4, A&P with 5, Krogers' with 23 (a drop of 5), Schneider's with 8 (a gain of 1) and Voss' with 4. Eighteen of those grocery stores were on Montgomery Road, and five of those were Krogers' — the reduction of 3 stores was entirely the loss of Krogers'. This was over a 5½% decrease compared with the number of groceries and daily markets in 1930.

    • Albert J. Backscheider - 1814 Williams Avenue
    • John W. Becker - 5142 Globe Avenue
    • Henry H. Brockhoff - 3836 S. Madison Avenue
    • Burke Grocery Co.
      • 5366 Carthage Avenue
      • 4723 Montgomery Road
      • 5260 Station Avenue
      • 2501 Williams Avenue
    • Charles. M. Christman - 5111 Montgomery Road
    • Charles G. Duffy - 4303 Smith Road
    • Fred E. Fangman, jr. - 2044 Lawrence Avenue
    • Fite Grocery Co. - 2360 Norwood Avenue
    • Louis Gallenstein - 3726 Elsmere Avenue
    • Frank Gerrard - 2012 Worth Avenue
    • Edward Glatz - 5201 Globe Avenue
    • The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company (A&P)
      • 1800 Lincoln Avenue
      • 4100 Montgomery Road
      • 4625 Montgomery Road
      • 2368 Norwood Avenue
      • n.e.c. Worth and Section Avenues
    • Virgina Hammock - 1772 Williams Avenue
    • George A. Heinekamp - 1923 Maple Avenue
    • Hugo Huber - 4003 Montgomery Avenue
    • Alex. R. Hughes - 2118 Ross Avenue
    • William P. Jones - 5133 Hunter Avenue
    • Louis T. Kautz - 4709 Section Avenue
    • Francis Kennedy - 5256 Section Avenue
    • Henry A. Kesse - 2687½ Madison Road
    • W. L. King - 3942 Burwood Avenue
    • The Kroger Grocery & Baking Company
      • 4133 Bell
      • 4412 Carter
      • 5324 & 5506 Carthage
      • 3931 Edwards
      • 1936 Elm
      • 3839 Elsmere
      • 4028 & 4496 Forest
      • 4320 Franklin
      • 5200 Globe
      • s.w.c. Hudson and S. Madison
      • 2691 Madison Rd.
      • 3762, 4108, 4635, 5234 & 5503 Montgomery
      • 2364 & 2730 Norwood
      • 1763 Sherman
      • 4217 Smith
      • 5352 Warren
    • Carl Kuhn - 4101 Montgomery
    • Nicholas Labanz - 5350 Warren
    • Grover C. Latham - 5200 Rolston
    • William E. Lewis - 3921 Edwards
    • Mark & Evers - 2031 Dale Road
    • William K. Martin - 4500 Carter
    • Joseph Naberhaus, Jr. - 1800 Sherman
    • Joseph H. Prus - 1801 Elm
    • Quality Food Service Co. - 4761 Montgomery
    • Loren J. Renck - 4650 Allison
    • William Rudolph - 2055 Wayne
    • Fred. Schardt, Jr. - 5011 Montgomery
    • The Schneider Grocery Company
      • 1822 Hopkins
      • s.e.c. Hunter & Lawn
      • 3968 & 5228 Montgomery
      • 1736 & 1900 Sherman
      • n.w.c. Smith and Marsh
      • n.e.c. Worth and Warren
    • Augustus Selzer, jr. - 4924 Marion
    • Claude E. Taft - 2236 Quatman
    • Eugene C. VonHoene - 2301 Highland
    • The Voss Grocery Company
      • 1926 Mills
      • 4640 Montgomery
      • 2360 Robertson
      • 2125 Williams
    • Daniel E. Walsh - 5201 Carthage
    • Alex. Westerkamp - 5621 Rolston
    • Frank J. Wilzbacher - 5002 Montgomery
      MEAT MARKETS
      The same 17 meat retailers were in Norwood in 1932, as were in 1930. Some were still associated with a grocery, e.g. Gallenstein, Kuhn and Voss.

    • Edward Albiez - 2687 Madison Road
    • Orville M. Bradford - 4032 Forest
    • H. H. Brockhoff - 3836 S. Madison
    • Julius C. Crone - 5320 Carthage
    • Louis Gallenstein - 3726 Elsmere
    • Joseph Hoff - 3921 Edwards
    • Richard Hoffman - 4640 Montgomery
    • Ralph Itschner - 2118 Maple
    • Carl Kuhn - 4101 Montgomery
    • Wendel Marksberry - 4913 Montgomery
    • People's Packing House Company - 4636 Montgomery
    • Fred A. Schad - 4507 Forest
    • Eynden Joseph M. Vanden Eynden - 4760 Montgomery
    • The Voss Grocery Company - 2125 Williams
    • Charles A. Wehrung - 1823 Mills
    • James E. Weiss - 2687½ Madison Road
    • Walter C. Wurster - 4648 Montgomery
    1939
      GROCERS
    • A & P ?
    • Milton Adams - 4412 Carter
    • Albers Supermarket - 4500 Montgomery
    • Henry A. Berning - 4500 Carter
    • Mrs. Helen Brill - 5011 Montgomery
    • Burke Grocery Company
        4636 Montgomery
      • 5433 Montgomery
      • 2501 Williams
    • Buxton Food Shop - 5111 Montgomery
    • Cathedral Food Market - 5336 Carthage
    • Leonard Dawson - 4025 Edwards
    • Lawrence G. Deters - 3841 S. Madison Av.
    • Leonard Deters - 5201 Carthage
    • Benjamin V. Ely - 2006 Worth
    • Edwin C. Faessler - 1913 Elm
    • Leon E. Fenwick - 5504 Carthage
    • George H. Fite - 2360 Norwood
    • G & J Food Market - 4030 Montgomery
    • Edward Glatz - 5144 Globe
    • Mrs. Margaret Graf - 3726 Elsmere
    • Edwin C. Grimm - 4320 Franklin
    • George A. Heinekamp - 1923 Maple
    • Ralph Itschner - 4721 Montgomery
    • Nicholas S. Jung - 3939 Montgomery
    • Louis T. Kautz - 4709 Section
    • Fred Kist, Jr. - 2044 Lawrence
    • Kroger
    • Carl Kuhn - 4100 Montgomery
    • Frank J. Lachmann - 2188 Ross
    • Grover C. Latham - 5200 Rolston
    • John F. Lipps - 2368 Norwood
    • Frank F. Loewenstein - 5256 Section
    • Lee A. Magoteaux - 1772 Williams
    • William McAtee - 1906 Cleneay
    • Carl F. Meyer - 2369 Norwood (Norwood & Forest?)
    • Joseph H. Naberhaus, Jr. - 1800 Sherman
    • Edward P. Nader - 1801 Mills
    • Joseph H. Prus - 1801 Elm
    • Frank A. Puthoff - 2700 Melrose
    • Rahe & Wasson - 4300 Smith
    • Nicholas Reff - 3942 Burwood
    • Alphonse Roth - 2437 Williams
    • William Rudolph - 2055 Wayne
    • Robert L. Ruhl - 4022 Forest
    • A. J. Scheper - 2687½ Madison Road
    • Albert G. Schmerge - 3801 Montgomery
    • Schneider Grocery Co
    • August Selzer, Jr. - 4924 Marion
    • Arthur O. Smith - 5620 Rolston
    • George J. Steffen - 5258 Hunter
    • Eugene C. VonHoene - 5002 Montgomery
    • Voss Grocery Co.
      • 1926 Mills
      • 2360 Robertson
      • 2125 Williams
    • Nicholas Wersching - 2314 Morton
    • Alec Westerkamp - 5621 Rolston
    • Frank J. Wilzbacher - 5200 Montgomery
    • Frank Wise - 4349 Montgomery
    • Harry J. Wordeman - 2703½ Robertson
    • Robert Ziegler - 5620 Section
    1940
      GROCERS
    • A & P (Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.) ?
    • Milton R. Adams - 4412 Carter
    • Albers Supermarket - 4500 Montgomery?
    • Homer A. Berlage - 4303 Smith
    • Henry A. Berning - 4500 Carter
    • Edgar A. Betts - 3725 Elsmere
    • Mrs. Helen H. Brill - 5011 Montgomery
    • Burke Grocery Company
        4636 Montgomery ?
      • 5433 Montgomery ?
      • 2501 Williams ?
    • Buxton Food Shop - 5111 Montgomery
    • Cathedral Food Market - 5366 Carthage +++
    • Lawrence G. Deters - 3841 S. Madison Av.
    • Leonard Deters - 5201 Carthage
    • Benjamin V. Ely - 5400 Section +++
    • Edwin C. Faessler - 1913 Elm
    • Leon E. Fenwick - 5504 Carthage
    • George H. Fite - 2360 Norwood
    • G & J Food Market - 4030 Montgomery
    • Edward Glatz - 5144 Globe
    • Mrs. Margaret Hanrahan - 1801 Mills
    • Edward J. Hartmetz - 1914 Williams
    • George A. Heinekamp - 1923 Maple
    • Louis T. Kautz - 4709 Section
    • Fred Kist, Jr. - 2044 Lawrence
    • Kroger
    • Carl Kuhn - 4100 Montgomery
    • Frank J. Lachmann - 2188 Ross
    • Grover C. Latham - 5200 Rolston
    • John F. Lipps - 2368 Norwood
    • Frank F. Loewenstein - 5256 Section
    • Lee A. Magoteaux - 1772 Williams
    • Robert L. Meier - 1906 Cleneay
    • Carl F. Meyer - 2369 Norwood
    • Modern Food Market - 4701 Montgomery
    • Joseph H. Naberhaus, Jr. - 1800 Sherman
    • Edward P. Nader - 1801 Mills
    • Joseph H. Prus - 1801 Elm
    • Frank A. Puthoff - 2700 Melrose
    • Rahe & Wasson - 4300 Smit h
    • Nicholas Reff - 3942 Burwood
    • William Rudolph - 2055 Wayne
    • Robert L. Ruhl - 4022 Forest
    • Albert G. Schmerge - 3801 Montgomery
    • Schneider Grocery Co
    • August Selzer, Jr. - 4924 Marion
    • Arthur O. Smith - 5620 Rolston
    • George J. Steffen - 5258 Hunter
    • Leo J. Sunderman - 2408 Quatman
    • Robert J. Todd - 4025 Edwards
    • Eugene C. VonHoene - 5002 Montgomery
    • Voss Grocery Co.
      • 1926 Mills ?
      • 2360 Robertson ?
      • 2125 Williams ?
    • Nick Wersching - 2314 Morton
    • Alex Westerkamp - 5621 Rolston
    • Frank J. Wilzbacher - 5200 Montgomery
    • Frank Wise - 4349 Montgomery
    • Fred Wordeman - 2701½ Robertson
    • Robert Ziegler - 5620 Section
    1954
      GROCERS
    • A & P (Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.) - 4520 Montgomery
    • Milton L. Adams - 4412 Carter
    • Albers Super Markets - 4506 Montgomery
    • Bartlett's Food Market - 4705 Section
    • Bell-Hop Food Shop - 4131 Bell
    • Bill's Food Shop - 2314 Morton
    • Bolte's Meats - 2028 Worth
    • Buxton Food Shop - 5111 Montgomery
    • C & M Super Market - 2730 Norwood
    • Cathedral Food Market - 5370 Carthage
    • Cundiff Food Market - 5335 Carthage
    • Dale Road Food Market - 2033 Dale
    • Lawrence G. Deters - 3841 S. Madison Av.
    • Don's Food Shop - 2106 Maple
    • Dot Food Stores
      • 3968 Montgomery
      • 5400 Section
    • Joseph E. Durcan - 4924 Marion
    • Leon E. Fenwick - 5504 Carthage
    • John Finkle Meats - 2135 Elm
    • Carl H. Fisher, Jr. - 2701½ Robertson
    • Fite's Super Market - 2360 Norwood
    • Five Points Food Shop - 4400 Forest
    • Clarence Gills - 3839 Elsmere
    • Globe Food Market - 5200 Globe
    • Jack M. Haines - 3709 Section
    • James Heath - 2125 Williams
    • Hendricks Finer Foods - 3942 Burwood
    • Hitch Meats - 4413 Montgomery
    • John Hoeling - 1900 Courtland
    • Richard F. Hoffman - 5228 Montgomery
    • Huber Food Shop - 5203 Carthage
    • Hudson Grocery - 1923 Maple
    • Dallas E. Jackson - 1913 Elm
    • Eugene Keck - 2700 Melrose
    • Joe F. Kremer - 2301 Highland
    • Kroger
    • Carl Kuhn - 4100 Montgomery
    • Kunkel's Food Market - 5200 Rolston
    • John A. Meyers - 1926 Mills
    • Naberhaus Finer Foods - 1800 Sherman
    • Norwood Food Shop - 3939 Montgomery
    • Parkview Market - 2020 Worth
    • William H. Ponder - 2787 Madison Road
    • Proffitt's Super Market - 2364 Norwood
    • George H. Rowland (a.k.a Rowland's Food Market and Delicatessen?) - 5015 Wesley
    • Roy's Market - 4028 Forest
    • Jacob L. Ruoff - 5400 Section
    • Frederick A. Schad - 4507 Forest
    • Albert G. Schmerge - 3801 Montgomery
    • Schneider Grocery Co - 3838 Montgomery
    • Singleton Food Market - 4022 Forest
    • Stan's Meats - 4731 Montgomery
    • Stanfill's Grocery - 3726 Elsmere
    • Steier's Food Market - 4401 Allison
    • Leon D. Troutt - 4500 Carter
    • Varon's Pick-and-Pay Food Market - 4909 Montgomery
    • Vista Food Market - 1906 Cleneay
    • Voss Grocery Co.
      • 2360 Robertson
      • 2125 Williams
    • Walter's Food Store - 5144 Hunter
    • Robert R. Wenninger -5453 Montgomery
    • Wood & Lambers - 4133 Bell
    • Wurster Meats - 4648 Montgomery
    1958
      GROCERS
    • A & P (Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.) - 4520 Montgomery
    • Milton L. Adams - 4412 Carter
    • Albers Super Markets - 4506 Montgomery
    • Al-N-Em's Globe Food Market - 5200 Globe
    • Buxton Food Shop - 5111 Montgomery
    • C & M Super Market - 2730 Norwood
    • Corman's Food Market - 5453 Montgomery
    • Cundiff's Food Market - 5335 Carthage
    • Dale Road Food Market - 2033 Dale
    • Mrs. Irma Deters - 3841 S. Madison Av.
    • Doepke Grocery - 2501 Williams
    • Don's Food Shop - 2106 Maple
    • Durcan's Food Market - 4924 Marion
    • F & F Food Market - 3801 Montgomery
    • Leon E. Fenwick - 5504 Carthage
    • Fishter's Food Market - 3968 Montgomery
    • Five Points Food Shop - 4400 Forest
    • Fran's Food Market - 5203 Carthage
    • Geiger's Grocery & Pony Keg - 2360 Robertson
    • Clarence Gills - 3839 Elsmere
    • Heath's Super Market - 2371 Norwood
    • Higgins Grocery - 3726 Elsmere
    • Jackson Foods - 1913 Elm
    • Joyce Markets, Inc. - 2020 Worth
    • Keck's Food Market - 2700 Melrose
    • Kerwin's Korner - 1772 Williams
    • Kremer's Foods - 2301 Highland
    • Kroger
    • Kunkel's Food Market - 5200 Rolston
    • Lambers & Woods Market - 4133 Bell
    • Lee's Grocery - 2561 Shanmoor
    • Anthony R. Loman - 2125 Williams
    • John A. Meyer - 1900 Courtland
    • Miles Market - 2701 Robertson
    • Naberhaus Finer Foods - 1800 Sherman
    • Neider Food Shop - 5256 Section
    • Norwood Food Shop - 3939 Montgomery
    • Quality Food Shop - 4709 Section
    • Elmer Riga - 2125 Williams
    • Roberts Parkview Market - 3942 Burwood
    • Rowland's Food Market - 5015 Wesley
    • Roy's Market - 4028 Forest
    • Schardt's Super Market - 2364 Norwood
    • Schuerer's Food Market - 5400 Section
    • Seibert's (Parkview) Food Market - 4500 Carter
    • South Norwood Food Shop - 4492 Forest
    • Steier's Food Market - 4401 Allison
    • Streicher's Food Market - 4705 Section
    • Ted's Food Market - 4022 Forest
    • Thomas Foods, Inc. - 2155 Washington
    • Tony's & Joe's Foods - 1936 Elm
    • Turner's Market - 4100 Montgomery
    • Walter's Food Store - 5144 Hunter
    • Roy M. Zentmeyer - 5370 Carthage
    1933-1968

    Albers

    The first Albers Supermarket was opened by William H. Albers, a former president of the Kroger Grocery & Baking Company, at 4500 Montgomery Road (at Madison Avenue) in November 1933. It claimed to be the first grocery store to use the name "supermarket" and later received a plaque from the Ohio Historical and Philosophical Society designating the store as "Ohio's First Supermarket."

    Albers Super Market in 1953

    Eventually, the Albers chain that developed from this first store was acquired by Continental Store. The original store was remodeled in 1961 and was destroyed by a fire on April 21, 1968. Although the company planned to rebuild the store, it never did. The land was acquired by Norwood for Part II of the urban renewal that created Surrey Square.

    The creation of supermarket stores probably was the end for many of the neighborhood groceries. Kroger's, for one, would not need the expense of the 23 stores it had in Norwood at that time, and, as seen below, the number of those stores steadily decreased over the years, until now there is only one Kroger store in Norwood.

    Kroger

    In 1930, Kroger had 28 stores in Norwood (its peak number). In 1933, there were 23 stores, by 1942 and 1944, that number was down to 6 and by 1954 there were only 4.
               1942 & 1944           1954
               5324 Carthage         2515 Leslie
               1936 Elm              2020 Worth
               4028 Forest           4416 Montgomery
               5234 Montgomery       5234 Montgomery 
               2730 Norwood
               2020 Worth    
    From around 1942 to 1944, Kroger had only one store on Montgomery Road—at 5234, just north of Indian Mound Avenue. Sometime between 1944 and 1949, Kroger had taken over the two Pay-N-Takit grocery stores at 4416 (near Madison Avenue) and 4635 (at The Sharpsburg building, next to the main fire station) Montgomery Road. It still had the other Montgomery Road store, near Indian Mound Avenue, also.

    Kroger closed The Sharpsburg store at 4635 Montgomery Road on Saturday night, June 14, 1952, and opened a new larger store with free off-street parking at 2515 Leslie Avenue on Wednesday, June 18, 1952. On the first of October, The King Drug Company moved from 4629 Montgomery Road (which at one time had been a Kroger store) to the vacated Kroger store at 4635 Montgomery Road.

    June 1952 ad for Kroger's new store on Leslie Avenue

    By 1954, Kroger had only two stores on Montgomery — 4416 and 5234. In 1959, Kroger closed both of the remaining Montgomery Road groceries. The 4416 Montgomery store, near Madison Avenue, was replaced with a Sperry & Hutchinson (S&H stamps) business.



    Convenience Food Marts
    A phenomena of today is the "quickmart." Often associated with a gas station, it is a small grocery store, where convenience food items can be purchased. Some of these in Norwood were the Auto Circle Food Market at 3828 Montgomery Road and the Ameristop Food Mart on 4522 Allison Avenue. The UDF (United Dairy Farmer) stores can be included in this category.



    Others
    Some more Norwood grocery stores not yet listed above.

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