Historic Albert Lea Minnesota

My home town and a great place to visit and learn of our rich history and famous residents.
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an old black and white photo of cars parked in front of a building
ALHS, Clark St 1966
a black and white photo of a building with kites in the sky above it
St. Mary's School housed us from 6th through 9th grade and then we went to the public high school. It's now Thorncrest Retirement Center.
a black and white photo of a water tower
Water tower built 1920
several cars parked in a parking lot next to a building with a sign on it
Super Value Store - Albert Lea Tribune
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an old car parked in front of a building
Always loved the name "Piggly Wiggly" for a grocery store.
an old black and white photo of people walking in front of school buses on the street
ALHS 1947
an old black and white photo of a ice cream store
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Loved this ice cream store -- their hot fudge sundaes were terrific.
an old gas station with cars parked in front
A&W
an old black and white photo of a building
Albert Lea High School 1915
an old black and white photo of the american legon building in detroit, michigan
We got to see Santa here when he came to a DAV Christmas party.
an old black and white photo of a restaurant called dee's grill
Dee's Grill -- one of the first drive in restaurants.
an old black and white photo of a small building on the corner of a street
Maid Rite Hamburgers.
an old black and white photo of a building
the local bowling alley.
an old newspaper clipping shows the front of a small building
Lakeview Blvd and Blackmer Ave 1950
an old black and white photo of trucks parked in front of a building with advertising on it
The Western Grocer Co. -- love the old trucks.