These two buildings have been on this corner for a long long time. What was in them in the beginning isn't even close to what's in them today. But let's take a look anyway.

First, when department stores were Downtown, Dayton's was right there on the corner.

And just across the street, for those careful with their pennies, you had, Woolworth's...

Funny thing about Woolworth's, if you lived in ROchester in the 80's, then you know there was a Woolworth's at the Apache Mall. I lived here in 1987-88 and loved their grilled cheese.

If you love this kind of stuff, then you'll love Lou Gehrig on KROC NEWS back in 1939. You can also join the Facebook group, Old Rochester Minnesota.

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