A postcard showing downtown Howell, Michigan sent to a Mrs. H.G. Briggs in Chicago, Illinois postmarked March 4, 1898. The streets are unpaved with horses and buggies, bicycles, and people walking. Visible business signs of an undertaker, Goodnow and Beach, Goodnow & Jubb, McPhersons Bank, and Porter Clothing Co. Partial sign with word Cigar.
Postcard reads: "If you have a magnifying glass you can tell who those boys are on the corner especially the one with the wheel."
This image is from the First National Bank Calendar Photos and features a Blacksmith shop on West Main Street, 1895 - Colt Park Agency now located here. (510 West Grand River Avenue,Brighton, Michigan).
The sign above the Blacksmith shop reads, "Cook & Shannon" Wagon Carriage, General Blacksmithing.
William Henry Shannon, born 1841 Ontario, and died 1934 in Brighton, Michigan was a blacksmith in Brighton.
This photograph was included in First National Bank Calendar Photos. It is a photograph of the Kroger Grocery and Baking Company. Kroger had stores in Fowlerville, Howell and Brighton by 1930. This photograph is likely of the store is Howell as its address before 1930 was 110 N. Michigan, Howell, Michigan. In the photo, the address of 111 is visible.
Later, Krogers relocated to 321 East Grand River, Howell. In December 1930, the Livingston Republican published an article, stating, "Kroger Grocery & Bakery Company vacated the first floor in the Barnes building. Work was commenced immediately to prepare the building to house the modern print shop" of the Livingston County Republican.
Manager in 1929 was Carl Schadel who in 1930 purchased the Paul Brogan grocery. Walter Hagni, later, who had also been in charge of the Michigan Avenue Kroger store was transferred to the Grand River store in Howell.
Goodnow Building on the corner of Grand River and Division St. (present day Michigan Ave.) in Howell, Michigan. The Goodnow and Jubb clothing store is in this building. This building later became First National Bank. There is a mixture of horse and buggy and automobiles parked on the streets. View present day building.
This image was included on First National Bank's 1999 calendar for August.