The 1930 Census shows Joseph Nicola [age 50, grocery store manager]
and his son, William [age 16], residing at 2916 Seneca Avenue.
According to William’s 2004 obituary, “He joined his father in the operation of Joseph Nicola & Son Grocery, which was a Lorain landmark located at East 29th Street and Seneca Avenue. He ultimately became proprietor of that establishment until its closing in 1954.”
The Lorain County Auditor currently lists this as a 4 unit apartment building.
The Lorain County Auditor’s site included this photo of a small office building that is adjacent to the Nicola Building. I didn’t realize it was part of the parcel until after I took my photos.