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Name Stein, Frank
Notes Frank Stein started his interest in the retail business when he was a young teenager working for S. T. Moody, on Oregon St. He later work for Seymour Heymann & Co. on Main St. where he worked his way to one of the Vice President positions. Frank Stein & Co. was formed around 1912 and opened a women's wear shop called "The Style Inn" at 139-141 Main St. until Stein's was located at 123 Church Ave. just past Jackson St. in the area of the Safety Building. The building was built as a home for George Gates and his family in 1889. Mr. Gates, was the manager for the Diamond Match Co. The home was sold to C. W. George Everharts around 1907 and stayed in the family until Frank Stein bought the home in 1924. Frank Stein & Co. opened for business on September 15, 1924. The store sold mostly women's fine fashions and had four tea rooms throughout the old mansion. While dining, the guest would listen to the music of the two-story Hook & Hastings pipe organ. On September 30, 1947, Mr. Stein's "Beautiful Lady" was ruined by fire. Frank Stein b: 10-13-1874 d: 2-6-1950

Associated Records

Image of Frank Stein's shop - P1930.2.12

Frank Stein's shop - P1930.2.12

Gelatin print of Frank Stein's shop in 1926.

Image of Stein's Shop - p2003.20.340

Stein's Shop - p2003.20.340

Lithographic postcard showing clothing store Frank Stein & Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of Stein's Shop - p2003.20.341

Stein's Shop - p2003.20.341

Lithographic postcard showing clothing store Frank Stein & Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of Stein's Shop - p2003.20.343

Stein's Shop - p2003.20.343

Lithographic postcard showing clothing store Frank Stein & Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of Stein's Shop - p2003.20.342

Stein's Shop - p2003.20.342

Lithographic postcard showing clothing store Frank Stein & Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of Stein's Shop - p2003.20.339

Stein's Shop - p2003.20.339

Lithographic postcard showing clothing store Frank Stein & Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of Stein's Shop - p2003.20.344

Stein's Shop - p2003.20.344

Lithographic postcard showing clothing store Frank Stein & Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of A Sitting Room in the Frank Stein  Stein & Co. Store - p2003.20.345

A Sitting Room in the Frank Stein Stein & Co. Store - p2003.20.345

Lithographic postcard showing a sitting room in the clothing store of Frank Stein & Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of A Sitting Room in the Frank Stein  Stein & Co. Store - p2003.20.346

A Sitting Room in the Frank Stein Stein & Co. Store - p2003.20.346

Lithographic postcard showing a sitting room in the clothing store of Frank Stein & Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of A Sitting Room in the Frank Stein  Stein & Co. Store - p2003.20.347

A Sitting Room in the Frank Stein Stein & Co. Store - p2003.20.347

Lithographic postcard showing one of the rooms in the clothing store of Frank Stein & Company in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of A Sitting Room in the Frank Stein  Stein & Co. Store - p2003.20.348

A Sitting Room in the Frank Stein Stein & Co. Store - p2003.20.348

Lithographic postcard showing one of the rooms in the clothing store of Frank Stein & Company in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of Oshkosh Merchants Good Will Tour - P1947.1.6

Oshkosh Merchants Good Will Tour - P1947.1.6

Gelatin print on cardstock of The Oshkosh Merchants Good Will Tour.

Image of Stein's Shop - P2000.33.64

Stein's Shop - P2000.33.64

Bi-fold Lithographic postcard showing clothing store Frank Stein & Company of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Image of Franklin Street - P2011.24.2

Franklin Street - P2011.24.2

Gelatin print of Franklin Street.

Image of Clara Fox - P2014.27

Clara Fox - P2014.27

Gelatin print of Clara Fox.

Image of Elsie Stein and June - P1997.54.10

Elsie Stein and June - P1997.54.10

Gelatin print of Elsie Stein and June.

Image of June, Elsie & Puddy - P1997.54.11

June, Elsie & Puddy - P1997.54.11

Gelatin print of June, Elsie & Puddy.

Image of Flora B. Jones - P1997.54.6

Flora B. Jones - P1997.54.6

Gelatin print of Flora B. Jones.

Image of Augusta Ihrig - P1997.54.7

Augusta Ihrig - P1997.54.7

Gelatin print of Augusta Ihrig.

Image of Stein's Employees on Vacation - P1997.54.1

Stein's Employees on Vacation - P1997.54.1

Gelatin print of Stein's Employees on Vacation.