Lion Store destroyed in the fire in 1919. The department store, owned by Isaac Goldmann, was located at 512 Mitchell Street (now 908 W Mitchell Street). Isaac Goldmann was able to rebuild the business after the fire. Lion Store was opened at the same location until Goldmann's retirement in 1928. The other Goldmann's store, founded by Isaac's father, Abraham Goldmann, was located across the alley at 530 Mitchell Street (now 930 W Mitchell Street). This store is still in business, known as Goldmann's Department Store.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee acquired the collection through the Assistance of Polanki, the Polish Women's Club of Milwaukee; and Roman Kwasniewski's daughter, Adele, and her husband, John Kaczmarowski. Representative Walter Kunicki and Senator John Plewa secured state funding for the processing of the collection.
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