PHOTO OF THE DAY: MAIN DRAG
This photo was posted on Facebook by Heritage Hall Museum on Feb. 6 as part of its weekly “Monday on Main” feature. Here’s what the museum had to say about the picture.
Based on the date printed on the bottom of this photo, this is what Freeman’s Main Street looked like this week 114 years ago. The Feb. 10, 1909 photo was taken looking to the northwest from what is now the front of the Freeman Public Library. The prominent two-story building on the left is the Schamber Store, built in 1900. You can see the (still familiar today) profiles of several buildings to the north as well as well as the depot and Shanard Elevator behind the huge pile of snow.
We love sharing these “Main on Monday” photos to provide a glimpse of life in this community decades – in this case, more than a century – ago. Our museum and archives are rich with artifacts, documents and photos that offer remarkable detail about the early years of this community. We’re open to the public every weekday afternoon from noon to 4 (other than holidays and inclement weather) October-April. Our summer hours begin May 1, when we’re open daily (9-4 weekdays and 1-4 weekends) through September. We’re also open by appointment; call 605-925-7545