Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Grade's Pantorium

April 1945 N-M Phone Directory
September 11, 1958 Appleton Post-Crescent

February 3, 1960 Appleton Post-Crescent

 January 30, 1961 Appleton Post-Crescent

Grade's Pantorium, later known as Grade's Cleaners starting around 1961, was a fixture on Main Street for more than 40 years, from the '20s to the '60s.  As you'd expect, their ads were reflective of a more formal era...suits and top coats with just a dash of sexism.  And when was the last time you had YOUR felt hat cleaned and blocked?

1 comment:

  1. Is 'Grades' the forerunner of Gunderson? Or, is this a completely different dry cleaner and location?