Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Quaker Oats

1902 grocery near Manitowoc and Second Streets.  A.J. Seithamer is in the door and Henry Lux is on the extreme right.  A grocery store was maintained at this location for the next sixty-plus years until the early 1960's and run by the Seithamer family.

photo courtesy, Menasha Public Library


  1. Does anyone know if this store was called "Cottage Grocery" in the 1960s? I vaguely recal such a store around the Jefferson park area during that time.

    1. I believe Cottage Grocery was on Sixth St. between Manitowoc and London. It looked like a little green house. I bought candy there.

  2. The Grocery Store is the current location of Chef Fresh Pizza. The Great Grandsons of AJ Seithammer are Mike Taylor and James Taylor - both have served and are currently serving on the City Common Council