This post is part of a collection of posts written in 2016 for Glenwood’s 150 year celebration. To see the map and full list of locations included in the walking tour, click here.
Wangsness Building – 30 East Minnesota Avenue
It was originally the site of James Stanley’s Livery and Blacksmith shop. In 1879, Krapes Bakery was located on this lot.
In 1882, it housed D.L. Grant & Co. In about 1893, Goldfus & Zalkind Clothing had their store in this building.
By 1898, I.S. Selleseth Mercantile occupied the front of the building and did a brisk business for many years. The building also housed Harry’s Grocery, Eide Shoes, Callahan Law Office, and an accounting firm that changed names several times over the years, but was most recently Wangsness, Ogdahl & Associates. In 1887 the back building was a publishing house where the Central Minnesotan, Press Bulletin and the Glenwood Herald were published. It has been used for many different businesses over the years, but is currently occupied by Extreme Signs and Graphics.