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This week we attribute Kraus Section Store, 810 Parade St., in Erie, which is a single of the oldest frequently working firms on Parade Road.

A rotary phone and an old photograph are displayed at Kraus Department Store on March 19, 2021, in Erie. The items are part of a family museum, closed to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic began, at the popular Parade Street business.

A rotary mobile phone and an aged photograph are exhibited at Kraus Division Store on March 19, 2021, in Erie. The merchandise are part of a family members museum, shut to the public because the COVID-19 pandemic commenced, at the well known Parade Street business.

The keep, which is nonetheless spouse and children-owned, at this time employs the family’s fifth-technology, opened as a restaurant and five-and-dime retail store in the 1870s and turned a office retail outlet in 1886. In 1890, the existing making replaced the first constructions on the website.

Kraus Office Retail outlet is owned by Joe and Tom Nowosielski, and operated by Joe, Tom and their brother Louis. They are the excellent-grandchildren of the founders, Edward and Elizabeth Kraus. Edward Kraus was born in Germany in 1845.

Shown in this May 18, 2011 file photo are, from left: Brothers Louis, Tom and Joe Nowosielski; their mother Lou Ann Nowosielski and Joe's son Adam Nowosielski. They were shown at their family-owned Kraus Department Store, 810 Parade St. in Erie, which, at the time, was celebrating its 125th year of business. Joe and Tom Nowosielski are co-owners, and they operate the store with Louis. Their mother Lou Ann Nowosielski is the granddaughter of the store founder, Edward Kraus, who began the business in the 1870s as a restaurant and five-and-dime store and converted it to a department store in 1886.

Shown in this May 18, 2011 file photo are, from left: Brothers Louis, Tom and Joe Nowosielski their mother Lou Ann Nowosielski and Joe’s son Adam Nowosielski. They were demonstrated at their household-owned Kraus Office Retail store, 810 Parade St. in Erie, which, at the time, was celebrating its 125th 12 months of business. Joe and Tom Nowosielski are co-proprietors, and they operate the retailer with Louis. Their mother Lou Ann Nowosielski is the granddaughter of the store founder, Edward Kraus, who commenced the business in the 1870s as a cafe and 5-and-dime retailer and transformed it to a office retailer in 1886.

Kraus Department Store Manager Owen Nowosielski helps first-time customer Nichole Nalbone on March 19. Nalbone was remodeling a claw-foot bathtub. Nowosielski is the fifth generation of his family to own or manage the popular Parade Street business.

Kraus Department Keep Manager Owen Nowosielski will help initial-time buyer Nichole Nalbone on March 19. Nalbone was transforming a claw-foot bathtub. Nowosielski is the fifth generation of his family members to have or take care of the preferred Parade Street business.

A customer leaves Kraus Department Store on March 19.

A buyer leaves Kraus Department Shop on March 19.

‘If we don’t have it, you really don’t need it: Kraus Office Keep, an Erie unique

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This report originally appeared on Erie Times-Information: Erie historical past in shots: Kraus Section Retailer on Parade Avenue