Thursday, May 7, 2015

Co-op Creamery Gets a Historic Sign

One of my favorite local co-ops, Seward Co-op, has purchased a building a few blocks from their flagship store. They're renovating it for offices on the upper floor, a production kitchen in the back, and a restaurant inside those nice first-floor windows.

The sign painters were out recently. The name, Co-op Creamery, is a historical reference to the building's first owners, the Franklin Cooperative Creamery, which built it around 1920.

You can learn all about the original co-op that inhabited the space in this thorough article from the Minnesota Historical Society.

(It's a nice sign, even if they do have the weight of the strokes on the A wrong.)

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