A trip to Green Bay for a CRS class a couple years ago afforded me an opportunity to track down the building that once belonged to my great grandfather, Phillip Carlier. It was a first floor grocery store with the family's home on the second floor. This picture from around 1900 shows the store, great grand parents, and their children. Girls were outside with their parents, and the boys were inside looking through the window over their sister's head. The store was located less than a mile from the family farm that produced many of the vegetables sold in the store.
I found the building located at the corner of Shawano and Yale across from West High School. Sometime during the last hundred years, a one story addition was built. The structure was unoccupied and looked neglected. I was told that there had been a fire that gutted the building.
Since my 2009 visit, the building has been purchased and restored as a single family residence. Green Bay will be on the itinerary of at least one weekend road trip, and it will be interesting to see the results of the restoration.