Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Interior, Bee Hive, circa 1919

We just seen the exterior of the Bee Hive. Now here's a beautiful shot of the interior. (It's a pretty large file — some of these scans I don't like to reduce too much because the details seem to get lost in the smaller size. I'm sorry to cause problems for people with dial-up connections; I used to have one; I know how it is.)

(Click on image to enlarge)
Image courtesy of the Hobart Historical Society.

The notes attached to and written on the back of the original:
Grocery Dept. Scheidt & Keilman
Hobart Indiana

George Stocker in front

Entrance on 3rd St. (back) next to First State Bank

Not shown — in separate room
Dry goods dept.
Around corner to right faced on Main St.

Scheidt and Keilman's Bee Hive was a popular shopping place for Hobart citizens in 1919. Located behind the First State Bank offices on Third at Main, the Bee Hive carried everything from groceries to dry goods.
I believe the proprietors were Henry Keilman (age 44 in the 1920 Census) and Edward Scheidt (age 48).

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