Stories of Forestville’s History

Downtown Photo, 1911

by Dave Henry

This is Main Street looking East, 1912, showing the Ross brothers’ identical 1911 Cadillacs, given to them by their father. The cost at the time was $1700 each. The street was not paved until 1918. Looking down the street, there is the corner of the Silks-Son & Co variety store, Analy Savings Bank and LD Yeager’s barbershop.

The tall building ate became Dinucci Hall, which had a floating dance floor. It was later turned into the I.O.O.P. Hall, which later moved to the current location.

Top of the hill is where the Forestville Club is today – it was Hick’s Garage in years past before that the Rochedale Store.

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