Remembering A&P Stores in Erie, PA ~ We Still Use Our A&P Sewing Kit From The Early 20th Century: Christine’s Chronicles

By Christine Lorraine Morgan ~ Oct. 1, 2022

We still use this sewing kit from the A & P Store, which was previously owned by a local person who was born in 1912. Gotta love the instructions on how to use a needle threader inside the kit’s shiny red cover.

The building in which the store operated at 825 W. 38th Street in Erie, PA was standing until recently. Not sure where other store locations were in Erie.

“The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, was an American chain of grocery stores that operated from 1859 to 2015. From 1915 through 1975, A&P was the largest grocery retailer in the United States (and, until 1965, the largest U.S. retailer of any kind),” according to wikipedia.

Exterior building view is courtesy of Googlemaps.

This A&P sewing kit from the early 20th century is still used today. It was previously owned by a woman who was born in 1912, who used it throughout her life too.

Love those little “A&P” logos that dot the inside of this antique sewing kit.

Whenever this author needs something hand-sewn the first thing I look for is this needle-threader, an item which is no longer easy to find in today’s modern society.

Photo courtesy Googlemaps. This building at 825 W. 38th, which was standing until it was recently demolished, housed an A&P store in Erie, PA until the late 60s-70s. After that it became a toy store, a carpet store, and other assorted business establishments.

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