Main St., No., 1423 and 1431 – Nihan and Martin, Jungle Jim’s

From 1927 – 1929, 1423 No. Main St. was owned by Simon Prescription Drug Co. then in 1930 was owned by Nihan and Niemeter Prescription Drug Co.. By 1935, Nihan continued and Niemeyer did not, but Martin was a new partner/owner.

Nihan & Martin owned 1423 from 1930 – 1986.

 

Nihan & Martin - 1     1960 high school yearbook sponsor ad

Nihan and Martin - 2 cr   The light brown building is 1431 N. Main St.; .

Source of photo: Jan Carter,  June 2011

By 1977 Jim Vitale operated Jungle Jim’s Oyster Bar and Restaurant at 1431 N. Main. In about 1987, Jim Vitale owned both and in 1990 operated 1423 and 1431 No. Main St. as one restaurant.

Nihan & Martin - 3 J J

Source: Rockford Register Star Sept. 8, 1977, article continues below.

Nihan and Martin = 4 J J

Source of above: Rockford Register Star Sept. 18, 1977

Nihan and Martin - 5 J J

This post is the first 63 years of history at the address.

 

 

 

Nihan and Martin Pharmacy – 25th Anniversary, 1954

* On the last page shown in this post, there is an architect’s drawing of Highcrest Shopping Center.  The architect was Raymond A. Orput.

Nihan and Martin - cover

Nihan - 1

Nihan - 2

Photo at upper left is at 1423 No. Main (and Auburn) as are all the others on the page above.

Nihan - 3

Nihan’s in Gas and Electric Building

Nihan - 4

Nihan’s at 311 No. Main St.

Nihan - 5

The Children’s medical Building was at 1425 Myott Ave.

Nihan - 6

Source:  Business folder in Vertical Files