PHOTO OF THE DAY: AROUND THE TURN OF THE CENTURY
This graphic by Heritage Hall Museum & Archives in included with this week’s “Monday on Main” Facebook post and shows the red markings for reference. The museum post includes the following text:
This remarkable view of downtown Freeman, looking to the southwest – likely from an elevator – is undated. But we know it was taken before 1900 because of what is missing. There is no Schamber Store at Third and Main or South Dakota Mennonite College on the south end of Main Street. The Schamber Store was built in 1900 and the college in 1903. The J.H. Queal Lumber Yard in the foreground was established in 1898, according to longtime Freeman Courier editor J.J. Mendel’s book “History of Freeman,” published in 1958. That sets the date of the photo in the range of 1898-1900 … We enjoy exploring the details found in photos like this in our archives and sharing them in this weekly feature as a reminder of the history you’ll discover in our museum. We’re open 9-4 weekdays and 1-4 weekends.