Archive ID: 1981-001-7

Herndobler General Store

Date Created: undated

Donor: James Fitzgibbons

Media Type: Photograph

Description:

Herndobler General Store.

Backstory:

The Herndobler General Store, pictured here in 1892 at 10312 Avenue N, was typical of the many “Mom and Pop” grocery stores located on the Southeast Side prior to the development of large chain stores. Owners often let customers put purchases “on the book” until payday. Emma and Frank Herndobler were German immigrants with a large family. Frank is listed in census records as having worked as an iron worker at Standard Oil. Emma continued to run the grocery store after Frank’s death. The Museum also has other photographs of the family donated by a grandson.

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