Scottdale Historical Society
Scottdale Historical Society

Porter and Stoner Store

Porter and Stoner Store Interior Looking left to right are: Moses Porter (owner), unknown, George Porter and Luella Fretts.

This circa 1900 photo shows the interior of the Porter and Stoner Store that was located on Pittsburgh Street.  The store was known for their general merchandise.  As you see in the photo, a wide variety of items are displayed.  From fabric yardage, housewares, food, barrels, and baskets of fresh apples and more.


Luella, known as Lou, would bring home glassware seconds on a routine basis.  Lou was born near Scottdale on March 2, 1875 and  married George Newcomer and had two children; Dorothy and Robert.  Luella was a member of the Scottdale First Methodist Church, it's Wooster Bibble class.  She was also a member of the WSCCS and WCTU.  Luella passed away Dec. 26, 1961 at the age of 86.


This photo, story and some personal belongings were donated to the Scottdale Historical Society by her daughter Dorothy Newcomer Wagner.


Please share you photos and stories of the Porter and Stoner Store with us, so we may continue to expand this listing!

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We are seeking volunteers to help with:

  • Exterior painting and maintenance
  • Event planning and assistance
  • Interior housekeeping
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