Historical Photo: 03/02/2020

This late-1890s picture shows the original Straub Brothers Candy Factory on West Front Street in Traverse City near the Record-Eagle office. For much of the 20th century, Grand Traverse Auto occupied this location. Currently this parcel is awaiting redevelopment. Straub eventually built a much larger facility, which will be featured in a future photo. Notice the horse-drawn sleds in the image. These images are provided by the Traverse Area Historical Society in collaboration with the Traverse Area District Library. Please email any questions to contact@traversehistory.org.