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J.J. Newberry Co…..A History in Photos

Woolworth’s, McCrory’s, and J.J. Newberry.

What do most people think of when they hear the names of these iconic 5 and dime stores?

Some would say the lunch counter, or the rows and rows of penny candy, bins full of sewing notions, linens, toys, greeting cards, cosmetics, souvenirs, clothing, and so much more!

Since Early Owego is housed in a J.J. Newberry’s building, it would be fun to take a peek at what shopping was like back in the days of 5 and dime stores, namely Newberry’s…..enjoy!11057375_958282987577426_4427035588240200925_o

Cinema Prop House in Paris, France

A picker’s jackpot and a collector’s dream, this cinema/theater prop house in Paris has everything and anything, including the kitchen sink!

This prop house is rich with history and has been around since the 1930’s; it’s known as Paris’ best-kept secret.  Aisles are filled floor to ceiling, every inch of wall space is utilized, and shelves are jam packed with the most amazing collection of antiques and oddities you could ever imagine!lanzani-paris-8-930x620

Did we pique your interest?  Would you like to read more about this amazing place ?  Or even better, fly to Paris and explore it in person…..hey, we can all dream, can’t we?!



admin   January 15, 2017   No Comments on PICK OWEGO Campaign

Did you know?

That Owego NY has a variety of gift shops, eateries, hair salons, pubs, bakeries, bridal salons, bookstores, banks, and a dog park, just to name a few!

The many fine shop owners of Owego have participated in our PICK OWEGO campaign, in which you can view each and every store front’s website in one place!  A video has also been created featuring all of our Summer 2016 campaign commercials.

View PICK OWEGO and sit back and enjoy!PickOwego-e1464911553321


Martin Luther King Jr. Day, 1/16

              We will be open regular hours on Monday 1/16, Martin Luther King Jr. Daymlk1

Owego’s Historic Marketplace

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Traveling Rte I86 this summer? Why not stop and take a break in Owego NY (exit 64), where you’ll be amazed at all our little town has to offer!  Antique shops, gift shops, clothing boutiques, as well as many fine restaurants and coffee shops.

While you’re there, don’t forget to visit us at Early Owego Antique Center, a multi-dealer shop with over 90 dealers, all under one roof with two floors of shopping!  We are located at 43-45 Lake St (the old J.J. Newberry’s building) in the heart of Owego’s Historic Marketplace.


Brick Pond; a Bit of Early Owego History

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Very seldom does one find such a quiet place as Brick Pond Wetland Preserve. The pond comprises 30 acres of open water surrounded by emergent plants and a wet woods. A trail, including a pontoon bridge, leads visitors around the pond. An active beaver colony is easily visible from the trails. The Pond is known as one of the best birding sites in New York State, due to its tremendous warbler population in the spring and fall. Numerous other songbird and waterfowl species are also easily observed at this site.


The wetland, of which the Brick Pond is the deeper western end, was left when the nearby Susquehanna River changed course. During the last century until the 1880’s, excavation of blue-gray clay by the Hollenbeck family was used for brickmaking. The kiln was located at the Owego village end of the present pond. When local demand for brick diminished, the kiln ceased operation and local children reclaimed the pond as an ice skating spot.

Thirty acres of the western end of this wetland, the old brickyard area, were bought by Mr. Peter B. Ellis of Owego, to preserve this section as a wildlife sanctuary for the enjoyment of wildlife and people. In 1977, Mr. Ellis donated 24 acres to Waterman Conservation Education Center and in July 1985 donated the remaining 6 acres to the Tioga County Boys and Girls Club. The Boys and Girls club has since donated their acreage to Waterman Center.


Happy Valentines Day! It’s our 2nd Anniversary!

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We opened our doors for business on February 14, 2013 and thanks to all of you, we are having great success!  Here’s hoping our 3rd year is as good as the first two!


Happy New Year!

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We at Early Owego Antique Center, would like to thank everyone for a great 2014 and wish you all a Happy New Year in 2015!

We will be open from 10-3 on New Year’s Eve, and will be closed on New Years Day.