Historical Fulton, N.Y.: L.P. Smith Co.

This photo from 1923 shows the L.P. Smith Co., at 8-13 S. First St., Fulton. The store was the outgrowth of a business founded about 1860 called Case, Wooden & Conger. That was succeeded by Wooden & Conger and then J.H. Wooden became the sole proprietor. The next change was to Snow & Loomis and later the title became the Fulton Hardware Co. Finally, in 1911, the designation of L.P. Smith Co. was adopted. One writeup about the store said it was of unusual length, practically double that of other stores in the city. An ad on fultonhistory.com for the company told of an “Unprecedented Paint Sale” after the firm bought a thousand gallons of Crown Paint. Gallons sold for $1.85, half gallons for 95 cents and quarts for 50 cents. “Largest Stock of Paint Supplies in the City of Fulton” the ad claims. Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com
This photo from 1923 shows the L.P. Smith Co., at 8-13 S. First St., Fulton. The store was the outgrowth of a business founded about 1860 called Case, Wooden & Conger. That was succeeded by Wooden & Conger and then J.H. Wooden became the sole proprietor. The next change was to Snow & Loomis and later the title became the Fulton Hardware Co. Finally, in 1911, the designation of L.P. Smith Co. was adopted. One writeup about the store said it was of unusual length, practically double that of other stores in the city. An ad on fultonhistory.com for the company told of an “Unprecedented Paint Sale” after the firm bought a thousand gallons of Crown Paint. Gallons sold for $1.85, half gallons for 95 cents and quarts for 50 cents. “Largest Stock of Paint Supplies in the City of Fulton” the ad claims.
Photo courtesy of fultonhistory.com
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