General Store - Foltz
Charles V. Swartz owned a garage and grocery store here. The store was on the first floor. The second floor served as a recreation center. Dances, motion pictures and even wedding receptions were held here. To some it served as Port Royal's first community center.
L. O. "Cricket" Shellenberger had his first barber shop in this building.
W. S. Parsons became the next owner followed by Charles W. and Ruth (Ernest) Foltz. (See newspaper clipping below.)
The Foltzes operated as Foltz's Community Pure Food Store. Charles, Ruth and their children lived above the store when they operated it, so apparently it had been renovated as a living space. Charles Foltz operated the store at this location until his retirement.
Philip Foltz, a son of Charles and Ruth, currently (2012) operates Foltz's Country Carpets from this location.
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