All in family: A century of selling groceries in Georgetown

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All in family: A century of selling groceries in Georgetown

In the bustling downtown National Historic District of Georgetown, the Kneisel & Anderson grocery and hardware business stands out as one of the few 19th-century businesses still owned by the same family and still in the same location.
Coralue and Wendy Anderson run the grocery and hardware store started by their great-grandparents in Georgetown.
A cutout of a cow stands on a grocery shelf at Kneisel & Anderson, which has been in the grocery business in Georgetown and owned by the same family since 1883.
A hand-painted sign on the front door welcomes patrons to Kneisel & Anderson.
The Anderson family bought out a competitor and went into the hardware business in 1912. Though the stock of new hardware items is minimal, what they have from decades ago, especially boxes and commercial advertisements, is of museum quality.
This Victorian era hairnet, which women at the turn of the 20th century would have found essential, is an example of what Kneisel & Anderson once sold.
Coralue Anderson displays her ancestors in the grocery and hardware store the family has owned in Georgetown since 1883.
Behind the cash register at Kneisel & Anderson are original shelves and bins ordered by a family member when he built the store more than a century ago.
The hardware store attached to Kneisel & Anderson serves as an on-site museum of American goods once available in the nation’s small towns.
A hand-painted sign on the hardware store indicates that customers should enter through the grocery store door.
In between dusting, stocking and labeling store items, Coralue Anderson works behind the oak counter of the store her family has owned for more than a century in Georgetown.

All in family: A century of selling groceries in Georgetown

In the bustling downtown National Historic District of Georgetown, the Kneisel & Anderson grocery and hardware business stands out as one of the few 19th-century businesses still owned by the same family and still in the same location.
Coralue and Wendy Anderson run the grocery and hardware store started by their great-grandparents in Georgetown.
A cutout of a cow stands on a grocery shelf at Kneisel & Anderson, which has been in the grocery business in Georgetown and owned by the same family since 1883.
A hand-painted sign on the front door welcomes patrons to Kneisel & Anderson.
The Anderson family bought out a competitor and went into the hardware business in 1912. Though the stock of new hardware items is minimal, what they have from decades ago, especially boxes and commercial advertisements, is of museum quality.
This Victorian era hairnet, which women at the turn of the 20th century would have found essential, is an example of what Kneisel & Anderson once sold.
Coralue Anderson displays her ancestors in the grocery and hardware store the family has owned in Georgetown since 1883.
Behind the cash register at Kneisel & Anderson are original shelves and bins ordered by a family member when he built the store more than a century ago.
The hardware store attached to Kneisel & Anderson serves as an on-site museum of American goods once available in the nation’s small towns.
A hand-painted sign on the hardware store indicates that customers should enter through the grocery store door.
In between dusting, stocking and labeling store items, Coralue Anderson works behind the oak counter of the store her family has owned for more than a century in Georgetown.
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