Keeping Pace With Progress (Brett’s Department Store)

Author: 
Rachel Kuehl
Issue Date: 
Spring 2001

Complete story of the venerable store from its beginnings in 1868 to its demise in the 1990s. A paper written in 1922 details the wonders of Brett’s four floors of fine merchandise and shopper comforts. The article ends with possible plans for re-use of the building at the present.

Key Word Search Terms: 
Mankato, Empire Store, Presbyterian Church, First National Bank, Brett Family, Awsumb & Associates, Midwest Wireless Center, Weekly Record
Decade: 
2000-2009