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Need some geography help…
Filed under: General
Posted by: Joe @ 6:06 am

I’m trying to remember the businesses on the four corners of Portland Avenue and Fourth Street in Beloit circa 1960.  I remember there was an ice cream shop on the southwest corner that was eventually torn down to make room for Vic Hanson’s car lot.  Does anyone out there remember the name of it?  A little further south was the Kroger grocery store.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

6 Responses to “Need some geography help…”

  1. Judi Says:
    Well, Vic Hansens was always at the south west corner of Portland and 4th st. I remember going to see James Arnez from Gunsmoke there.  He was a former Beloit College alumni and was a guest as a promotional. Wasn’t there a Rexall Drug on one of the corners?  And a Clark station across from Krogers. Where was Sportsman Tap?  The trophy shop was in the front of the Pophouse. Where was George Webb?  And of course the famous Tilleys Pizza that is still there.  Meris cleaners has been there for a long time also.
  2. Joe Says:
    Thanks, Judi. I still believe there was an ice cream shop (Tompkins?) on the southwest corner that Vic Hanson may have expanded into when the building was demolished. I can remember sitting in the back seat of the family car with the windows down on a summer’s evening, and being able to hear live music and see lights glowing from the patio of the Pop House. Joe
  3. len faralli Says:
    The ice cream shop was Tompkins for sure. The Sportsman’s Tap, was at the far east end of the auto parts store that’s there now. George Webb’s was where Tilley’s is now on the corner, I think.
  4. Darvus Russell Says:
    Tompkins Ice Cream Shop, SW corner.  Gas Station (not Clark’s), SE corner.  Drug Store (Rod’s ?), NW corner.  Cleaners & Susie’s Coffee Shop, NE corner.
  5. clark moriarty Says:
    the name of the ice cream store was “TOMPKINS”
  6. Steve Heidt Says:
    NE corner Clark Station; Warren and Don’s