Fashion Clothes

Fashion Clothes

Article Contributed by Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist When M. Lorimer Moe claimed that a Swedish immigrant had “long operated one of the last old-style Swedish tailor shops in the city” in his book Saga From The Hills: A History of The Swedes of Jamestown, he was referring to Ernest Lindquist who owned and operated Fashion […]

The Palace of Sweets

The Palace of Sweets

Article Contributed by Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist The Palace of Sweets! What a royal and mouth-watering appellation for a confectionery shop owned by three Greek brothers from the charming town of Amalias. Chris and George Hennas came to Jamestown in the early 1920s to open their business in what was then Roosevelt Square. They had […]

What’s in a Name? (II)

What’s in a Name? (II)

Article Contributed by Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist In my previous article “What’s in a Name? (I)” that appeared in the April 17 issue of the Jamestown Gazette, I speculated that Jamestown’s Brooklyn Square was named “in honor” of Brooklyn, New York. What gave credence to this “Brooklyn-by-analogy” theory was my research that was based on […]

What’s in a Name? (I)

What’s in a Name? (I)

Article Contributed by Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist Photos courtesy of Bob Johnston What’s in a name? Why are names so important? Where do they come from? These are questions we all have asked ourselves or posed to others. And not long ago, in fact in November of 2015, when I was in Jamestown for a […]

More Than Meets The Eye

More Than Meets The Eye

Article Contributed by Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist Who would think that a lowly item, such as a match book, would have a rich history—or maybe a little known one? Although we rarely see match books these days because smoking, to a large extent, has been discouraged, they were once a popular and ubiquitous means of […]