An undated listing of business phone numbers includes the name of Charles Harlow -- with no comment about what store he had or what services he provided. His phone number: 2991.
When Kim Vrtiska posted this business directory, a comment was made -- what did Charles Harlow sell?
I think Charles Harlow store was where Pope's is now.
A little mosying around in the Table Rock Argus archives yielded this December 22, 1955 advertisement. As is usual, the photograph did not copy well to microfilm.
The December 17, 1959 Argus reveals that Charles Harlow's store was gone by then. Charlie had died in July of that year.
charlie harlow wasn't always an appliance dealer. In 1923, he purchased the movie theater!
July 26, 1923 - Charles Harlow purchases the Ideal Theater:
He apparently didn't own it for very long, judging from this April 25, 1924 article. The Eppley Hotel Company owned the three buildings that were part of the Lincoln Hotel Block.
The Ideal Theater, survived. Here it is, probably in the 1920s.
his most legacy -- the old millstone in the park
It was Charlie Harlow who found the millstone. It was Charlie Harlow who realized that it was something important. It was Charlie Harlow who made the effort to get that stone up to the Square. We've grown up with it. That's because of him.
charles harlow, a man to remember.
He is buried in the Table Rock Cemetery. He died on the 4th of July in 1959, a few weeks shy of his 73rd birthday.