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Object Name Postcard
Caption Main Street, Hutchinson, MN
Scope & Content Black & white photographic postcard of Hutchinson MN looking south, approaching Washington Avenue c.1940. The number 521 is written on the front of card in white ink.
Street lamps and old automobiles line both sides of the street. A highway sign mounted to the lamp post has directions for 22 and 15.
Businesses, beginning at right to left include, the Home Bakery, A & B Lunch, an insurance office in Baseman's Corner, Popp's Rexall Drugs, the Greyhound Bus stop and the American Legion Lounge in the hotel, Hayden's Shoes, Brauns, and Citizens Bank.
Continuing counterclockwise is Library Square, H.E. Bolduc's bar, and H.A. Dobratz Sons Floor Covering and Fine Furniture.

When Henry A. Dobratz (1872-1944) founded his furniture store and chapel in 1911 he was already the third generation of his family to call Hutchinson home. His parents had taken refuge in the stockade during the Dakota Conflict. His sons, Floyd (1899-1969) and Donald (1905-1990), continued the family business.
Produced by the A. Pearson Co. INC 2014 3rd st Minneaplois, Minn.
Catalog Number 1985-0353-001
Search Terms Hutchinson, Minnesota bakeries
Hutchinson, Minnesota insurance companies
Hutchinson, Minnesota, businesses
Hutchinson, Minnesota drug stores
Hutchinson, Minnesota hotels
Hutchinson Main Street-Photos
Hutchinson, Minnesota furniture stores
American Legion, Hutchinson, MN
Home Bakery, Hutchinson, MN
A & B Lunch, Hutchinson, MN
Popp Rexall Drug, Hutchinson, MN
Greyhound Bus Depot, Hutchinson, MN
Hayden's Shoes, Hutchinson, MN
Braun's, Hutchinson, MN
Citizens Bank, Hutchinson, MN
Library Square, Hutchinson, MN
Bolduc, H. E. Bar, Hutchinson, MN
Dobratz, H. A. Sons Furniture, Hutchinson, MN
Subjects Business districts
Business people
Insurance agencies
Bus stops
Shoe stores
Clothing stores
Furniture stores