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PHOTO OF THE DAY: CORNER SHOP

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: CORNER SHOP

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Wipf Brothers Hardware was located at the northeast corner of Main and Third streets — across the street to the north of The Et Cetera Shoppe. Here's what freemansd.webs.com says about the business:

In 1882 Henry Dewald, C. Guenthner, Fred Haar, and Gottlieb Schmittgal opened the first hardware store in town on the corner of Third and Main. Guenthner and Haar took over the store later. In 1897 a machine shed was added to the side of the store. In 1901 brothers John and Joseph Wipf bought the hardware business. In 1913 the Wipf Brothers took over the rest of the property and in 1939 the building front was remodeled. John died in 1941 and his son Robert became the owner. Bob Wipf's hardware store "Our Own Hardware" was open until 1961 when Robert retired. The store was sold to W.F. Fensel and he converted the store into the Town House Cafe which was destroyed by fire in 1971. Now this is the AMPI lot.