A. Polsky Co., Akron, Ohio

A. Polsky Co.
225 S. Main Street
Akron, Ohio

PO 2-0431

Lower level
Polsky's Budget Store  The Country Kitchen

Main Floor
Fine Jewelry  Jewelry  Watches  Handbags  Leathergoods  Gloves  Hosiery  Fashion Accessories  Chignon Bar  Blouses  Hat Bar  Cosmetics  Toiletries  Boulevard Sportswear  Boulevard Lingerie • Boulevard Shoes  Notions  Stationary  Books  Cameras  Candy  Delicacy Shop  Men's Grooming Bar  Men's Gifts  Men's Sportswear  Men's Furnishings  Men's Furnishings  Men's Shoes  Men's Hats  Young Men's "442" Shop  The Orange Bar  Major Appliances  Sewing Machines  Vacuum Cleaners

Akron Room Restaurant

Second Floor
Girls' Wear  Boys' Wear  Infants' Wear  Toddlers' Wear  young men's Shop  Domestics  Linens  Fabrics  Beauty Salon  The Trimmers  Portrait Studio  Auditorium

Third Floor
Cascade Sportswear  Better Sportswear  Tally-Ho Shop  Village Shop  Women's World Shop  Daytime Dresses  Thrift Mode Dresses  Cascade Dresses • Better Dresses  Night Life Room  Miss Polsky Shop  Trend Shop  Designer Salon  Misses' Suits  Boulevard Coats   Rainwear  Fashion Coats  Better Coats  Fur Salon  Hat Bar  Millinery Salon  Wig Salon  Fashion Shoe Salon  Children's Shoes  Foundations  Intimate Apparel  Loungewear  Maternity  Uniforms
Junior Place on 3 Junior Sportswear  Junior Dresses  Junior Coats  Young JuniorShop

Fourth Floor
Up-to-the-Minute Housewares  China  Glass  Waterford Shop  Gifts  Candle Shop  Clocks  Lamps  Pictures  Mirrors  Needlework  Curtains  Draperies  Trim-A-Home  Stereo Center  Radio  Television  Luggage  Sporting Goods  Toys  Garden Shop  Employment Office  Executive Offices

Fifth Floor
Furniture  Bedding  Dual Sleep Furniture  Casual Furniture  Floor Coverings  Rugs

State & High Streets
Drive-In Garden Center


  1. I have a brochure that was given out on opening day of Polskey's, circa 1930, I believe. Glad to email you a digital scan.

  2. Wow, that sounds interesting! Please send to bakgraphics@comcast.net and if possible, a high resolution scan.

    Thanks for your offer!


  3. I still have my Mom's old Polsky's charge card :o)

  4. I have an old Polsky's lady's hat box from the 1940s. It's still in A-1 condition. Probably stored in an attic for 50+ years.

  5. April - I would take the booklet, and perhaps find the appropriate home (Akron Public Library or Historical Society) for it. I'd scan it to show on the Department Store Museum site. E-mail me at bakgraphics@comcast.net for an address. Thanks! -Bruce

  6. I restore antiques and I had a lady that brought me an old cedar chest that has A. Polsky Company stamped on the bottom along with a serial # 538101 and a style # 48299x. Is there someone that might be able to give me any history on this that I might be able to pass on to her?

  7. I worked at Polsky's downtown from late 1969 thru early 1973. I ran
    the supply department which was located on the 5th floor and in the
    warehouse. I still miss working there even after all these years. It
    was a great place to work with great people. Gary Godfrey

    1. Gary, sure hope that you see this...Nice to hear from you...I'm sure you remember my Dad...best wishes..P Edward Murray

  8. I saw one of the door pull handles in an antique store in Medina a few weeks ago. I thought about buying it since I work in the build currently for UA, but I didnt.

    1. Dear Mr. Godfrey, we are a law firm involved in a case were our client drilled bowling balls for Polsky's Sporting goods department in the same years you worked there. we would like to talk to you about what bowling balls were sold during those years. Perhaps you might recall our client, Bud Spreng. please call me at 216-696-0606 ext 242 if you are willing to talk about any of this or have contact information for any coworkers who might remember Mr. Spreng

  9. Polshys had a mini cable railroad that moved stuff around its warehouse with a tunnel to the Erie Train Station

  10. I recently purchased a BEAUTIFULLY built piece of furniture. Some previously had it as a fixer upper project. Found a tag on the back that leads me to believe it is from this department store! Would love to find out if it really is!

  11. Pamela Richards09 January, 2017 16:46

    Tom Westling did the Christmas windows @ Polsky's & O'Neals. My Mom, Ethel Richards, did payroll [5th floor]1958yr.