A Trip Down Memory Lane: Shopping on Front Street

Heather Harren
Issue Date: 
Summer 2012

Describes the historical background of Mankato’s Front Street and some of the businesses that operated along the street between the 1860s and the 1970s, including department stores.

Key Word Search Terms: 
Mankato, Front Street, George Brett, Montgomery Ward Department Store, J.C. Penney, S&L Company, Max Katz, Sears Roebuck, Leon Salet, Louis Salet, L. Salet and Son, Five and Dime, F.W. Woolworth’s, Kresge, Jupiter Discount Store, H.L. Green