Thursday, July 31, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Spring 1940; this is after the Tuchscherer shoe store fire and before it was rebuilt. Here we get a view of the seldom seen north face of the library building and the John Marx tailor shop which was wedged in between the shoe store and library. Now, with the demolition of the hotel, nothing architectural remains from this vantage point.
photo courtesy Menasha Public Library
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Menasha Wooden Ware fire of July 17,1964 brought an era to a close. A railroad employee, using an acetylene torch to repair a track on a wooden trestle next to the box plant, set fire to the trestle. Although the fire was quickly controlled, burning embers were still carried by a swift breeze and engulfed the building, destroying it and three boxcars. Two weeks after the fire, the company’s board of directors announced that a new 185,000 square foot corrugated box plant would be constructed in an industrial park three miles south of Neenah. New corporate offices, to be adjacent to the new plant, were planned as well and the office staff left Menasha the next year.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Still serving the industrial, institutional, health care, food service, manufacturing, professional, municipality and school markets, United Paper is a wholesale distributor and has been locally owned and operated since 1921 in Menasha. The photo above is their old location; I grew up in the shadow of this building, which is just north of the old Coonen's gas station at Third and DePere Streets and just before the railroad tracks.