Jamestown Historical Society

Library Exhibit, May 2022: The Shatzer Family in Jamestown

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Harry Shatzer (1879-1922) was born in Pennsylvania.  He married Lulu Virginia Broll (1879-1945) of West Virginia in Baltimore in 1907, the year after he began coming to Jamestown for summer work.  When Harry bought his livery stable/garage at 20 Narragansett Avenue in 1913, the family was already settled in Jamestown and probably living on Knowles Court.  

Shatzer sold the Jamestown Garage to Charlie Moll and, in 1920, was named manager of thJamestown and Newport Transfer Company.  Lulu received 200 shares in the company.  The couple purchased the building at 30 Narragansett Avenue that currently houses the Jamestown Animal Clinic.  When Harry died two years later, Lulu opened Lulu’s Kitchen there and served lunch and tea in the little restaurant.  During the Great Depression she worked as a nurse.

The material in this exhibit was donated to the Jamestown Historical Society by Virginia Shatzer Taylor, Lulu and Harry’s granddaughter.

Visit the library to see the entire exhibit and please consider donating your Jamestown memorabilia to Jamestown Historical Society, contact info@jamestownhistoricalsociety.org.

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