His plumbing and heating business was previously located at 218 California Avenue before the move to the newer and larger building at 219 Colorado Avenue announced in the 1957 ad. (The building had previously been home throughout the 1950s to George Potato Chip.)
By 1959, DeLeonardis had moved his business to Florida, which explains why I was not familiar with it.
What really intrigued me about the Grand Opening ad was the small photo of the building and its address. I knew it would be somewhere along that stretch of Colorado Avenue that proceeds south of East Erie where there are a lot of “mystery buildings.” I hoped to identify one with this post.
What I didn’t know is that I had already featured the building on another post back in 2010. That post showed how the building was built in the old right-of-way of the Lake Shore Electric Railway after it folded.
Here’s my shot from this week.