Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Red Owl Revisited

October 14, 1958 Appleton Post-Crescent
Almost a year ago, March 12th to be exact, I promised you a photo of the old Red Owl, when I could find one.  This isn't the greatest, but your memory can fill in the gaps.  Just insert a red and white motif to the crude b&w photo above and you've got it!  ...Or consider the photo below, this isn't Menasha's store; it's purportedly a store in Madison, but the layout looks suspiciously familiar.

Construction began in June of 1958 and the Post-Crescent devoted a full page to the store's grand opening in October, replete with many congratulatory ads from the contractors that worked on the building.  The Hoerning's Concrete ad above is one. 

October 22, 1958 Appleton Post-Crescent

1 comment:

  1. My grandpas aunt Arelene worked there. She is still living. I recall crank slot machines for goodies at the registers. Does anyone recall these? I think this I'd the Appleton Road one.