Alvin Rich & Co

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Alvin Rich & Co
Type Appliance Stores
Industry Retail
Fate Dissolved
Successor(s) D. D. Miller and Co
Founded Wooster, Ohio (1895 (1895))
Founder(s) Alvin Rich and Clyde M. Miller
Headquarters Wooster, Ohio, United States
Number of locations 114 E Liberty St, Wooster, Ohio
Key people Alvin Rich and Clyde M. Miller
Owner(s) Landlord: Quimby Estate

Locations[edit | edit source]

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Old Numbering 2 E. Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio[edit | edit source]

New Numbering 114 E. Liberty St., Wooster, Ohio[edit | edit source]

Beginning in the 1915 Wooster City Directory the address was listed as 114 E. Liberty St.

Comprehensive History[edit | edit source]

In 1895, Alvin Rich and his brother-in-law, J. P. Blough, rented the Howard Corner on E. Liberty St. and opened a hardware store.[1] A few years later he became sole proprietor of his own hardware store, Alvin Rich & Co., at the location later occupied by the Beulah Bechtel Shop in the 1890 Quinby Building on E. Liberty St.. This retail outlet offered an extensive inventory of 24,000 items- which 8,000 which were on display. It consisted of three floors and basement offering quality merchandise. When he retired he sold his merchandise to Wooster Hardware Co. (old D. D. Miller, Hardware Store) and took down his sign and closed up shop.

Guy Richards was a business partner for many years. Clyde Miller Sr. was also a partner in the hardware business.

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Historical documents[edit | edit source]

  • 1942 - Wooster High School annual [2]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

  • 1895 - Established

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Brothers-in-law Rich and Blough start a hardware business in Wooster, Ohio in 1895.

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1895[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Jacksonian. Wooster, Ohio, February 21, 1895.
  2. Observer 1932" Wooster High School annual. Wooster, Ohio
  3. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio. 1895-03-06, p.3.
  4. Wayne County Democrat. Wooster, Ohio, 1913-11-04, p. 3.
  5. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-05-24, p. 5
  6. Wooster Daily News. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-08-10, p. 3.
  7. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1917-09-19, p. 5.
  8. Wooster Daily News. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-02-11, p. 7.
  9. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-07-02, p. 2.
  10. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1918-11-25, p. 2.
  11. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-02-14, p. 6.
  12. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-05-15, p. 2.
  13. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-06-04, p. 6.
  14. Wooster Daily News. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-07-02, p. 4.
  15. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-11-24, p. 2.
  16. Wooster Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1919-12-22, p. 2.
  17. Wooster Daily Republican. Wooster, Ohio, 1920-01-19, p. 6

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