Property: Greenwood, Frank Artac
Appl Store/ Farm
Contact: Mary Urban
Frank Artac's Apliance Store & Farm
Greenwood, Frank Artac Appliance Store Farm
Surnames: ARTAC JACKSON HARTUNG HOFFMAN HUMKE NOETZEL OLSON SCHIELD SNEDIC
ARTAC APPLIANCE--School St., Greenwood, Wisconsin By Mary (Artac) Urban
My father, Frank John Artac, opened his first Appliance & Hardware Store where the Farmer's and Merchant's Bank now stands in Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin. He was not only an enterprising businessman, but a licensed plumber and electrician as well. Later on, he purchased John Snedic's Gas Station on the other side of the street and relocated. The Herman Hoffman Garage, Robert Jackson Plymouth Auto Sales, Adolph Jackson's Kaiser/Frasen Garage, Rich and Chet Schield's Service Station and August Noetzel's Gas Station had all operated businesses there in the past.
The store did well for many years but faced with the competition of merchandise sales from larger towns, eventually became a mear shadow of what it once had been. The community's need for plumbing and electrical skills remained consistent and that vocation remained lucrative for him until he died in 1998.
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