20 York Businesses that Built the Haines Shoe House
In a four-column ad on July 22nd 1949, Mahlon N. Haines thanked 20 businesses, and their fine workmen, for the splendid job they did constructing The Shoe House. Continue reading to find out the names of those York County companies.
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The text of a Mahlon Haines ad in the July 22nd 1949 issue of The York Dispatch contained the following wording:
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THE SHOE HOUSE is viewed from the Lincoln Highway between York and the River.
The unique idea was conceived, the Shoe House was built and is owned by Haines, the Shoe Wizard and has attracted newspaper and magazine articles all over the country. Thousands of visitors from every State in the Union have come to view this wonderful Shoe House.
So I, Mahlon N. Haines, better known as Haines, the Shoe Wizard, am taking this opportunity to thank all those who had a part in the building and program.
Each week, as people of this country know, is entertained an old gentleman and old lady who have been selected by the aldermen of the wards in York and burgesses of each borough and through the fine, gracious generosity of the wonderful men’s clothing firm of Gregory’s, the man has been given everything he wears and the lady, by the fast-growing, popular Murphy’s Department Store, everything she wears. That is for each couple of each week.
The following are those who had part and did such a splendid job, by their fine workmen: