Real Estate and Rental & Leasing Sector Summary

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Real Estate and Rental & Leasing - While Wayne County retains its agricultural heritage with many farms, new business enterprises continue to develop and expand urban areas within the county, and a growing population has also pushed a continuing need for new housing.

In 1894, the only listed real estate agency was McClellan and Sanborn, located on the northeast side of Public Square in Wooster. Six years later, they were no longer listed as a business.

One of the oldest continuously operating real estate agencies is Landes and Landes], started by Elmer S. Landes in 1905 and originally located over Frank Wells Drug Store. In 1907, Elmer's brother, Clarence Landes, joined the business.