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Bartels Mercantile Co. burns in 1937Posted Monday, November 30, 2009, at 1:00 AM
William F. Bergmann and William G. Bartels organized the Bergmann-Bartels general merchandise and grocery store in 1902 at 521-525 Broadway in Cape Girardeau. The building had been constructed two years earlier.
The partnership was dissolved on Aug. 14, 1916. Bartels then opened his own dry goods store and Bergmann continued operating a grocery store in the original structure.
The Sinclair gas station is situated at the northeast corner of Broadway and Ellis.
(Photo by G.D. Fronabarger)
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Fred Lynch has captured images for the Southeast Missourian since 1975, in that time moving from black-and-white to color, from film to digital and to video. The blog title is a nod to an earlier era of news photography and the 4x5 Speed Graphic: It's more important to be there for the shot than to worry about technical details.