In the long litany of dining establishments in Menasha's history comes the Alger and Schlegel Sample Room at 200 Main Street, circa 1910. Jesse D Alger and Oscar A Schlegel partnered in this buffet that lasted for a few years. In time, Mr. Alger abandoned this venture and became a cement worker. As for Mr. Schlegel, he remained at this location for at least the next twenty years and ran a candy store. These photographs are from a 1913 promotional booklet for the city entitled "Menasha- City of Opportunities." More about that in a future post. The 1910 city directory below shows just how many sample rooms were in this city of about 6000 people.