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Photo courtesy of Leonard Cash

A historical photo of downtown Newcastle.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, historian   After discussing the various businesses that have occupied lot 1 of block 11 (where the Weston County Annex building is), including a general store, pharmacy and bank, Leonard Cash decided to backtrack in this week’s installment of “...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent With Leonard Cash, historian    In this week’s installment of “History on Main,” Leonard Cash continues his series on the Weston County Bank building, located on lot 1 of block 11, but first he wanted to discuss the life of Jake Lang, who was the manager of the...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash, Historian   After finishing last week’s dramatic story of the double homicide at the Egert hotel over five decades ago, Leonard Cash decided to move on to the Seventh Day Adventist Church and its Community Services Thrift Shop, commonly referred to...

Photo courtesy of Leonard Cash

Historic photograph of Main Street in Newcastle.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash   After finishing up his series on the former Fawkes building on lot 9 of block 10, historian Leonard Cash moves right along the block to lot 10 in this week’s installment of “History on Main.”  Starting things off with a newspaper article from the...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash   Continuing his series on lot 8 of block 10, which was formerly home to the Stock Growers and Merchant Co., historian Leonard Cash picks up in the late 1920s after Mary McCrea sold the building to former Mayor Pete Kinney.  Cash is unsure of what...
Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash   In this week’s installment of “History on Main,” Leonard Cash finishes his 12-week series on the Perkins’ Tavern building, which has an immense history of businesses and proprietors, including A.M. Nichols, C.J. Fendrick and Charles Grieves.  The...

Photo courtesy of Weston County Historical Society from the Alice Schuette collection

In this photo, by Donna Fletcher, employees at the Newcastle Bakery in Newcastle worked overtime during the 1949 blizzard to provide bread for their patrons.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash   In this week’s continuation of the “History on Main” series on lots 4 through 6 on block 10 (formerly home to the A.M. Nichols Supply Co. and current location of Perkins’ Tavern), historian Leonard Cash decided to go back to the 1930s to give more...

Photos courtesy of NLJ file photos

The Nichols Block is still an impressive structure on Newcastle’s Main Street. The view from inside Perkin’s Tavern shows the original tin tiles on the ceiling, above. 

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash   In this week’s installment of “History on Main,” historian Leonard Cash picks up where he left off last week in newspaper records from 1916 on the A.M. Nichols Supply Co., located on lots 4 through 6 on Block 10 (the current Perkins’ Tavern...

Photos courtesy of Anna Miller Museum and Amy Menerey/NLJ

Above, The Nichols building with a few of the different businesses that have been housed there. Below, The current name inscribed onto the building.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash   In this week’s installment of “History on Main,” we learn that after several changes of hands, proprietorship at the Weston County Supply Co. returned to some of its original owners, according to News Letter Journal records from historian Leonard...

Photo courtesy of Leonard Cash

The A. M. Nichols Block shown in a street view photo.

Hannah Gross NLJ Correspondent  With Leonard Cash   In last week’s installment of “History on Main,” historian Leonard Cash went through his records on the fire that destroyed the old A.M. Nichols Supply Co., located on lots 4 through 6 on block 10, and the process to construct a new building,...

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