Looking Back – Lantz Grocery & Gas Station


This is a circa 1929 photo (CCHS #0206) of the Charles Lantz Grocery and Gas Station at 405 Gwynne St., Urbana. This was a family business involving Mr. Lantz, his wife (visible in the window) and daughter. Signs indicate the following merchandise was available: Tiolene motor oil, Taystee Bread, Purity Ice Cream, Mail Pouch tobacco, Beech-nut tobacco, Fels Naptha, Old Reliable coffee. This would have been a challenging time to operate a business. <em>The Champaign County Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for profit organization that preserves, protects, archives and displays the artifacts that tell the Champaign County story. The society depends upon donations and dues to provide a free public museum, which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.</em>

This is a circa 1929 photo (CCHS #0206) of the Charles Lantz Grocery and Gas Station at 405 Gwynne St., Urbana. This was a family business involving Mr. Lantz, his wife (visible in the window) and daughter. Signs indicate the following merchandise was available: Tiolene motor oil, Taystee Bread, Purity Ice Cream, Mail Pouch tobacco, Beech-nut tobacco, Fels Naptha, Old Reliable coffee. This would have been a challenging time to operate a business. The Champaign County Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for profit organization that preserves, protects, archives and displays the artifacts that tell the Champaign County story. The society depends upon donations and dues to provide a free public museum, which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.


Photo courtesy of the Champaign County Historical Society

This is a circa 1929 photo (CCHS #0206) of the Charles Lantz Grocery and Gas Station at 405 Gwynne St., Urbana. This was a family business involving Mr. Lantz, his wife (visible in the window) and daughter. Signs indicate the following merchandise was available: Tiolene motor oil, Taystee Bread, Purity Ice Cream, Mail Pouch tobacco, Beech-nut tobacco, Fels Naptha, Old Reliable coffee. This would have been a challenging time to operate a business. The Champaign County Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for profit organization that preserves, protects, archives and displays the artifacts that tell the Champaign County story. The society depends upon donations and dues to provide a free public museum, which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.

This is a circa 1929 photo (CCHS #0206) of the Charles Lantz Grocery and Gas Station at 405 Gwynne St., Urbana. This was a family business involving Mr. Lantz, his wife (visible in the window) and daughter. Signs indicate the following merchandise was available: Tiolene motor oil, Taystee Bread, Purity Ice Cream, Mail Pouch tobacco, Beech-nut tobacco, Fels Naptha, Old Reliable coffee. This would have been a challenging time to operate a business. The Champaign County Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for profit organization that preserves, protects, archives and displays the artifacts that tell the Champaign County story. The society depends upon donations and dues to provide a free public museum, which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays.
https://www.urbanacitizen.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2019/01/web1_Looking-Back-Lantz-Grocery-Gas-Station.jpgThis is a circa 1929 photo (CCHS #0206) of the Charles Lantz Grocery and Gas Station at 405 Gwynne St., Urbana. This was a family business involving Mr. Lantz, his wife (visible in the window) and daughter. Signs indicate the following merchandise was available: Tiolene motor oil, Taystee Bread, Purity Ice Cream, Mail Pouch tobacco, Beech-nut tobacco, Fels Naptha, Old Reliable coffee. This would have been a challenging time to operate a business. The Champaign County Historical Society is an all-volunteer, not-for profit organization that preserves, protects, archives and displays the artifacts that tell the Champaign County story. The society depends upon donations and dues to provide a free public museum, which is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Photo courtesy of the Champaign County Historical Society