This was the temporary home for Tuchscherer's Shoe Store at 356 Chute Street after the disastrous fire of January 18, 1940. The boxes in front of the store held rubbers and boots. We talked about the fire at this post: http://menashabook.blogspot.com/2014/07/mill-and-main-streets.html and in the Menasha book. But the Tuchscherer shoe store was rebuilt later that year at Mill and Main Streets and remained in business for another forty plus years, selling shoes in its Art Moderne style building.
photo courtesy, Menasha Public Library