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    • Remember When...Milwaukeeans shopped at Steinmeyer's?

    • Remember When...Milwaukeeans shopped at Steinmeyer's?

    • Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Steinmeyer's (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • It was a sad day in March 1949 when the Steinmeyer grocery store on 3rd and Highland Sts. closed its doors. Long a Milwaukee institution, it claimed to be the nation's largest independent retail grocery under one roof. Steinmeyer's got its start...
    • Remember When...Grocery stores looked like this?

    • Remember When...Grocery stores looked like this?

    • Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; State Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Frank Dollak Grocery (Milwaukee, Wis.); Dollak Family; Dollak, Frank; Dollak, Clara; Dollak, Mary; Miller, Mary; Dollak, Frank Jr.; Milwaukee Area Technical College;...

    • Frank Dollak's grocery served its State Street customers well nearly 70 years ago. Dollak established his first grocery in 1918 on St. Paul Avenue; from 1919 to 1923 he was located at 624 W. State, now the site of MATC. An immigrant from...
    • Remember When...grocery stores sold oil lamps?

    • Remember When...grocery stores sold oil lamps?

    • Franklin Place (Milwaukee, Wis.); Baumann, Herman F.; Baumann, George; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Sales personnel -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Herman F. Baumann, Grocer (Milwaukee, Wis.)

    • A modern grocery store in 1910 - that's how George H. Baumann of Wauwatosa describes this picture of his father's business establishment on Milwaukee's East Side, 856 Franklin Pl. (later 1708 N. Franklin Pl.). This photo shows proprietor Herman F....
    • Remember When...shrimp were 15 cents a can?

    • Remember When...shrimp were 15 cents a can?

    • Eisendrath's Grocery (Milwaukee, Wis.); Juneau Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • This photograph provides a small slice of life from April 1937, when it was taken. Eisendrath's Grocery was then at 2002 W. Juneau Ave. As with many neighborhood grocery stores, prices were painted on the window. The specials when this picture...
    • Remember When...homes and shops lined East Michigan St.?

    • Remember When...homes and shops lined East Michigan St.?

    • Michigan Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Jackson Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Contipodero, Theo; Architecture, Domestic -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Shoe shiners -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Lewis Center (Milwaukee,...

    • The four identical houses pictured here lined the south side of Michigan St. east of Jackson St. in the late 1910s and early 1920s. Theo Contipodero's neighborhood grocery store was on the first floor of the corner house, and the Contipoderos...
    • Remember When...a trolley bus went shopping?

    • Remember When...a trolley bus went shopping?

    • Lawrenz Grocery (Milwaukee, Wis,); Trolley buses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Buses -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Accidents -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Out of control after a collision with an automobile, a trackless trolley crashed into the Lawrenz grocery store, 5133 W. North Ave., on Jan. 26, 1950. The driver of the automobile was hurt but the trolley driver and his one passenger were not. ...
    • Remember When...the corner store sold groceries?

    • Remember When...the corner store sold groceries?

    • Teisl, Anton; Teisl, Amalia; Anton Teisl Grocery (Milwaukee, Wis.); Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Before the days of supermarkets, people shopped at the corner grocery store. This Milwaukee store, seen in a 1925 photograph, shows the proud owners, Anton and Amalia Teisl, with an unidentified customer. A close examination of the shelves shows...
    • Remember When...Surges Bros. stood on Mitchell St.?

    • Remember When...Surges Bros. stood on Mitchell St.?

    • Surges Bros. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Ninth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Mitchell Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Surges, John; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Bars (Drinking establishments) -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Commercial buildings -- Wisconsin --...

    • At the turn of the century, customers walked down wooden sidewalks on old Mitchell St. to do their daily errands. Among buildings located there was the Surges Bros. saloon and grocery story at 510 Mitchell St. (now 9th and Mitchell Sts.), at an...
    • Remember When...Steinmeyer's was a household word?

    • Remember When...Steinmeyer's was a household word?

    • William Steinmeyer Co. (Milwaukee, Wis.); Third Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Highland Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Horse-drawn vehicles; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The William Steinmeyer Co. was established in 1865 as a wholesale and retail grocery. Twenty-eight years later, the business moved from the southeast corner of N. 4th St. and W. Juneau Ave. to this five story building on the corner of N. 3rd St....
    • Remember When...bacon was 29 cents a pound?

    • Remember When...bacon was 29 cents a pound?

    • Third Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Eighth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Frank Tatera, Grocer (Milwaukee, Wis.); Tatera, Ervin; Tatera, Florence; Tatera, Frank; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Advertising

    • "Rinso." "Holsum Bread." "Free 'American Family Soap' - Bring Coupons Here." These were just a few of the signs in Frank Tatera's grocery story at 1025 Third Ave. (later 2401 S. 8th St.) in 1929. Many shoppers today - even young ones - remember...
    • Remember When...Campanelli's was on Brady?

    • Remember When...Campanelli's was on Brady?

    • Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Brady Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Campanelli, Tony; Campanelli, Antonietta

    • Tony Campanelli ran his market at 232 (later 811 E.) Brady St. from 1920 to 1946. From then until 1972, the family store was at 1699 N. Astor St. Campanelli's sold all manner of grocery products, especially imported foods, such as olives and...
    • Remember When...fruits and vegetables were displayed in baskets?

    • Remember When...fruits and vegetables were displayed in baskets?

    • Petri, Charles. J; Petri, Mathilde; Schildknecht, Mathilde; Kinnickinnic Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bay View Hobby Shop (Milwaukee, Wis.); House Pharmacy (Milwaukee, Wis.); Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • Customers could choose just the right fruits and vegetables to suit their tastes from boxes and baskets of produce displayed outside the neighborhood grocery. This store belonged to Charles J. Petri, who is on the sidewalk, and was at the corner...
    • Remember When...The neighborhood grocer knew your name?

    • Remember When...The neighborhood grocer knew your name?

    • Detroit Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); St. Paul Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Cascio, Leonard; Migliaccio family; Migliaccio, Angelo; Migliaccio, Jennie; Migliaccio, Joseph; Migliaccio, Louis; Migliaccio, Michelangelo; Migliaccio, Pasquale; Grocery trade --...

    • Detroit Street (three blocks south of Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee's Third Ward) was a busy community area with a number of shops. Customers could count on personal service at the grocery store owned by Leonard Cascio and located at 161 Detroit. ...
    • Remember When...corner groceries looked like this?

    • Remember When...corner groceries looked like this?

    • Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company; Sizer, Quincy; O'Brien, Clayton; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The A&P store on the southwest corner of 27th and State Sts. was typical of corner grocery stores all over the city for many years. This photograph was taken in late November 1924. Baked goods, some of it in holiday boxes, was temptingly...
    • Remember When...the corner store was almost always open?

    • Remember When...the corner store was almost always open?

    • Bartos, Rudolph; Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Groceries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • The corner grocery store, although a far cry from today's warehouse supermarkets, took care of most of the needs of the neighborhood. Grocer Rudolph Bartos (behind counter) posed in his store at the corner of W. Burleigh and N. 24th Sts. in 1923. ...
    • Remember When...everybody shopped at the corner grocery store?

    • Remember When...everybody shopped at the corner grocery store?

    • Sixth Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Wright Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); F. Butzlaff Groceries (Milwaukee, Wis.); Butzlaff, Ferdinand A.; Butzlaff family; Butzlaff, Ferdinand A. -- Family; Horse-drawn vehicles

    • This typical neighborhood grocery was located on what is now N. 6th and W. Wright sts. Ferdinand Butzlaff, shown here with his wife and their five daughters, operated the store at this location from 1887 until 1918. The store faced a wooden...
    • Remember When...the movies cost a dime?

    • Remember When...the movies cost a dime?

    • Pastime Theater (Milwaukee, Wis.); Greenfield Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); Motion picture theaters -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • And the price of admission - a nickel for children, a dime for adults - included more than just movies. When the old Greenfield Theater changed hands in 1930, it became the Pastime Theater. The versatile Norbert J. Karczewski Sr. was manager,...
    • Remember When...E. Wells was called Oneida?

    • Remember When...E. Wells was called Oneida?

    • Wells Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Oneida Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Jefferson Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); City Hall (Milwaukee, Wis.); Public buildings -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; City halls -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee

    • "The city directory is Milwaukee's catalog," its ads used to proclaim, and certainly their listings are still a big help in pinpointing what's where in Milwaukee, especially in old photographs like this one. E. Wells St. was called Oneida St. when...
    • Remember When...thrift stamps helped win a war?

    • Remember When...thrift stamps helped win a war?

    • Elm Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Garfield Avenue (Milwaukee, Wis.); George Schott, Grocer (Milwaukee, Wis.); Grocery trade -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; World War, 1914-1918 -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; World War, 1914-1918 -- Finance

    • Like any good neighborhood grocer, George Schott couldn't let any empty window space go to waste, so he often painted signs on it to let passersby know what he was selling. But he wasn't advertising his own merchandise when this picture was taken;...
    • Remember When...bakeries flourished in almost every neighborhood?

    • Remember When...bakeries flourished in almost every neighborhood?

    • Matyas Bakery (Milwaukee, Wis.); Bakers and bakeries -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee; Holton Street (Milwaukee, Wis.); Matyas, Leopold

    • The neighborhood bakery has long been a tried and tasty institution on the Milwaukee scene. From the far reaches of the south side Polish bakeries to the little German shops on the north side, the tempting aroma of such delights as pazczka, babka...

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