AN EARLY BUSINESS
Fred Kroner opened his original Kroner Hardware store at the corner of Front and State streets in 1865. Two years later he built a new store on Pearl Street. The building shown here is the retail outlet that soon followed, just around the corner on Third Street.
This is a photo of hardware man, Fred Kroner.
Source: Postcards from the Past, La Crosse Tribune, 30 April 1992