Grocery Store - Crozier - Aumiller

Market St.
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This is how the building looks in 2009. It currently serves as an apartment house. (See earlier images below.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/11/09 - Image Year: 2009

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George Graham CROZIER was born in Carlysle in 1866 and died in Port Royal in 1926. He operated a general merchandise and grocery store on Market Street in Port Royal. He was a manufacturer of ice cream and served as both a wholesale and retail dealer in this product. During the Wilson Administration the former ice cream parlor served as a post office for the town.

A note appeared in the October 1, 1913 edition of the Port Royal Times that he was building an addition 16 x 40 to his store in Port Royal and when completed will have a modern and up-to-date ice cream parlor with an entrance from the street.

In 1928 this store was purchased and operated by Richard and Julia Aumiller as Aumiller's Store and later as Aumiller's Super Market.

Dick had learned the butchering trade from his father Percy Aumiller in East Waterford.

The Aumillers sold the store to their son-in-law and daughter Wendall and MaryLou Longenecker in 1970 before it was purchased and operated by Don and Helen Kepner. The last store owners were John and Vickie Henry.

Today the building is used for apartments.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/11/09 - Image Year: 1910
This photo was taken in front of the Crozier Grocery Store in Port Royal. It is believed that George Crozier (owner and operator of the store) is the sixth person from the left.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/24/09 - Image Year: 1912
This is a receipt issued September 14, 1912 to the Methodist Church by George G. Crozier Store for a total of what appears to be $18.44.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 9/11/09 - Image Year: 1920
This photo was taken in front of the Crozier Grocery Store in Port Royal. Pictured in the photo are George Albert "Hun" McCacharen (1860 - 1946) and George G. Crozier (1866 - 1926). (Estimating that the photo was taken about 1920.)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/8/12 - Image Year: 1950
AUMMILLER GROCERY STORE before the 1954 renovations. It appears that the photo was taken during the holiday season because of the Merry Christmas and Happy New Year greetings in the windows. (Photo submitted by Arthur Aumiller, son of Dick and Julia Aumiller, owners of the store,)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/9/13 - Image Year: 1950
AUMMILLER GROCERY STORE before the 1954 renovations. (Photo submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by ray on 1/8/12 - Image Year: 1954
Aumiller's Grocery Store under renovation in 1954. (Photo submitted by his son Arthur Aumiller)
Contributed by ray on 1/8/12 - Image Year: 1954
Aumiller's Grocery Store and Meat Market after renovation in 1954. (Photo submitted by his son Arthur Aumiller)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 1/8/12 - Image Year: 1955
Richard "Dick" Aumiller in the Meat Department of his grocery store. (Photo submitted by his son Arthur Aumiller)
Contributed by ray on 1/8/11 - Image Year: 1967
Aumiller's Store is located where George Crozier's Store formerly existed. The store was operated by Richard "Dick" and Julia (Springsteen) Aumiller. Eventually Dick and Julia would sell the business when they retired. (This picture was taken when Market Street (Route 75 was being refurbished in 1967).
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/11/13 - Image Year: 1936
ADVERTISEMENT from the 1936 PRHS Yearbook.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 3/14/13 - Image Year: 1953
ADVERTISEMENT from the 1953 TVHS Yearbook.
Contributed by ray on 3/26/13 - Image Year: 1970
ADVERTISEMENT while Donn and Helen Kepner owned and operated the store. (Submitted by Wayne Taylor)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/26/09 - Image Year: 1889
This map shows the 300 block of Market Street as it appeared in 1889. This house is represented as #13 on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/26/09 - Image Year: 1904
This map shows the 300 block of Market Street as it appeared in 1904. This house is represented as #13 on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/26/09 - Image Year: 1911
This map shows the 300 block of Market Street as it appeared in 1911. This house is represented as #13 on the map.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 11/26/09 - Image Year: 1928
This map shows the 300 block of Market Street as it appeared in 1928. This house is represented as #13 on the map.



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