The re-siding job going on at the apartment building at 6301 Grand Ave. exposed this sign for Joseph A. Lundeen’s shoe shop. A quick search of city directories indicates Lundeen got his start with the Hartman Shoe Co. and by the mid-1920s went into business for himself in the Cormier Dry Goods building at 6227 Grand Ave. By 1950 he had moved across the avenue to the building shown above.
The above image of Lundeen’s store at 6301 Grand Avenue, from the Northeast Minnesota Historical Center Collections, is dated 1961. The last year Joseph A. and Meta Lundeen appear in the city directory is 1966, with Lundeen Enterprises listed at the 6301 Grand Avenue building.
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