Downtown white bear lake walking tour

Original 1922-23 White Bear Lake Armory

White Bear Armory 1923

Original 1929 White Bear Lake Armory

White Bear Lake YMCA Building, ca. 1910

Fourth Street Looking west from front of armory

washington’s furniture & White Bear Body Shop, ca. 1940

White Bear Motor Sales, ca. 1930

Fourth Street Looking West 

Independent Meat Market, ca. 1920

Sew What Building

White Bear Feed and Seed, ca. 1960

White Bear Feed and Seed, ca. 1960

View of Third and Banning

rendering of the White Bear Theater, 1939

White Bear Theater, ca. 1955

Cine Capri, ca. 1970

Papermill & Quirk of Fate, ca. 1990


Bernier & Co. Groceries with Getty Building, ca. 1910

LeVasseur’s Grocery

hardy’s grocery and Third Street looking east, ca. 1917


Third street looking east toward bus depot from in front of reibel taxi stand


Third street looking west from in front of bus depot


wayside cafe, ca. 1960 

Fabric arts in former bus depot 

Linden Mall

Richard Brachvogel, ca. 1910

king & co.

joseph miller’s sample room, ca. 1885

THird Street Looking West, ca. 1950

interior of the sand bar

Clark Avenue Looking toward lake, ca. 1915

white bear’s carnegie library 

office of the village clerk

original white bear fire station

White Bear fire station, ca. 1933

getty building

Looking back at clark avenue from the park

Looking down clark avenue toward the depot

Railroad Park from fourth street

the new and old railroad depots, ca. 1935

memorial flagpole dedication, november 11, 1939

Post Office at railroad park

Post Office in Getty building

Railroad Avenue looking north

Henkel’s Saloon

texaco station at third street and washington avenue

M. J. Mackenhausen’s Harness shop

view of washington avenue from the park

first national bank

north star state bank

reif & clewett meat market

White bear drug store at christmas

The hub saloon

Gentlemen in front of the Family garden

interior of kohler’s ice cream parlor, 1936

interior of kohler’s ice cream parlor. 1940s

The village shop and dean’s ice cream 

White bear house, first state bank and G. H. Lemon

lot cleared for LeVasseur’s Grocery

the white bear house and first state bank

the malt shoppe

interior of the malt shoppe

white bear house

j. a. Reed motor Oil

j. a. Reed Oil co. 

Billy Baer’s Blacksmith Shop

Park Liquor

Fourth Street Looking East, 1971

Fourth Street Looking East, 1960s


Avalon Theater

Avalon Theater becomes Avalon Mall ca. 1980

Avalon Mall



Ad for white bear miniature golf course

gerken block, ca. 1910

super valu food market

Parenteau’s Clothing

Rear of Parenteau’s Clothing

Masonic lodge and White Bear steam laundry

White Bear lumber company fire, october 1964

White Bear lumber company fire from the del farm food store, october 1964

Fourth Street looking east