Currently on display in the village hall board room are items from various businesses that were a part of the Middleport community many years ago. Visitors are encouraged to stop by and check out the photos and memorabilia from places like Smiler’s( more recently known as J and J Coffee Shop), Snell Hardware, Max Hyde Implements, Perfecto Cleaners, Lahey’s, Richardson and Knuebel Funeral Home, Harpuder’s Clothing and Braddock’s Meat Market.
Since many of these names are no longer part of our business community, you might enjoy stopping by on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10 and 3 to learn a little about the history of these businesses.
Richard Maedl of Maedl Woodcrafts generously donated his time, talents and the wood to creating this beautiful display cabinet. Displays will change every few months with topics like Middleport churches, Dr. Kent Williams, banking from the early days of private bankers and Middleport Union School already in the planning stages.
I always enjoy hearing from visitors their own recollections of growing up in Middleport so please make a stop at the historian’s office the next time you are on Main Street and passing by the village hall.