Photograph of Bishop & Lewis General Store


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Photograph of Bishop & Lewis General Store from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Photograph of Bishop & Lewis General Store. Contact WHS at to request permission.

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Photograph of Bishop & Lewis General Store is a picture, with genre photograph and group portraits. Its dimensions are 6.06 in. x 7.88 in..

It was created around 1890-1897.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor.

This photograph captures the Bishop & Lewis store on the west side of High Street in the early 1890's. The general store was built in 1890 by Frank W. Bishop, who continued to own the property. The store was jointly operated by Bishop and Worthington C. Lewis. In the late 1890's this became the Lewis Department Store. The department store in Worthington employed up to a dozen persons at the turn of the twentieth century. The second floor of this building had a meeting hall with a full stage, which was used for dramatic presentations.

The reverse of the photograph identifies the woman second from left as Sarah W. Lewis, wife of Worthington C. Lewis, who is the center figure in front of the doorway. The notation continues that the old telephone office was in the room behind the hammock in the foreground on the left side of the photograph.

Later, the building was a Kroger Grocery Store in the 1920s, an IGA Food Market at mid-century, the "Nuts and Bolts" section of Worthington Hardware during the late 1900's, and is now home to Grid Furnshings.

It covers the topics shopping and retail stores.

It features the people Worthington (Worthy) Columbus Lewis, 1859-1950 and Sarah Lewis (née Wright), 1860-1927.

It covers the city Worthington. It covers the area Old Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 98-G-325.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs1240.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on July 16, 2021. It was last updated July 28, 2021.