A Brief History
I. Simson Dry Goods & Clothing
139 N. Main St.
Around the year 1900, the SW corner of the intersection of Main Street and 5th Street in Shawano, at 139 N. Main Street, was the home of I. Simson Clothing and Dry Goods. Since then, the following businesses have occupied this address.
- The Northside Grocery
- The Raddant Restaurant and rooming house
- John Black attorney
- J. R. Habeck attorney
- First Class Travel
Photos taken in the same location in Shawano in 2023 and before 1900 are shown in the photo gallery.
In the Simson photo, notice the woman in the carriage, how the building has been modified since 1900, and the H. Miller tavern next door.