Back to the Present

The Daily News is bringing back photos of “yesteryears.” Each week, an historical photograph will be posted on The Daily News’ Facebook page. Readers will be asked to identify the location, as well as share a memorable experience of the location. “Back to the present” will then be published in the Wednesday edition, including a current photo. Readers can comment on The Daily News’ Facebook page, or email tcastelaz@ironmountaindailynews.com with subject “Back to the present.”

This week’s Back to the Present photograph of the Boston Store in Niagara, Wis., was provided by the Niagara Historical Museum.

The Boston Store was founded in 1933 by Max and Paul Dworsky in the McCormack building, which was adjacent to the old Maryhill Manor.

They hired Henry Wright, pictured here, as the store’s first manager. The store was originally opened as a branch of the Men’s Store as a convenience to northern Wisconsin customers.

The Dworsky brothers built their new store in 1938 at 1081 Main St. in Niagara, with Wright continuing as manager.

Henry and his wife, Ellen, purchased the Boston Store business in 1951 and the building in 1956. Wright also helped his brothers, Bill and Orville Wright develop Wright’s Men’s Wear in downtown Iron Mountain.

For 35 years the Wrights ran the Boston Store giving service to local residents. Hank passed away in 1970, and Ellen continued to run the business until 1974, at which time she liquidated the stock and put the store up for sale.


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