Title: Buildings - Stores - Houghton
Subject Headings: Human Settlements - Cities and Towns, Buildings - Commercial Buildings - Stores, Retail, Manners and Customs - Clothing and Dress
Description: Strobels Store, Houghton. 1900 Polk Directory lists: "foot of Huron". [Photo shows exterior architecture of Strobels establishment, offering wines and liquors, billiards and pool. Four gentlemen are standing in front of building. Two with aprons appear to be shopkeepers. The other two are finely dressed customers. A fifth person holding a pool cue, stands in the doorway.]
Source of Description: Back of photo [cataloger]
Institution: Michigan Technological University Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections
Date of Photo: undated
Medium: still image
Color: black and white
Size: 25.1 x 20 cm
Image No: MTU Neg 00294
Collection Name: Roy Drier Collection
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10/12/2007 2:22:45 PM by rbl7712
MTU Class of:1976
I believe the men in aprons in this photo are Charles Strobel on the left and Joseph Strobel on the right. The bar was located on Huron street just above the train station. The bar was famous for not having a cash register. The money was left on a glass shelf behind the bar. Charles and Joseph were brothers and partners in the bar. Later, Charles sold out to Joseph.
9/22/2011 10:19:40 AM by Anonymous