Fort Branch & Haubstadt Public Library

Hours & Locations

    • Fort Branch Public Library

      107 E Locust St.
      Fort Branch, IN 47648

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      Phone: 812-753-4212

    • Business Hours

      Mon: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Tues: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Wed: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Thurs: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Sat: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
      Sunday: Closed

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    • Haubstadt Public Library

      101 W. Gibson St.
      Haubstadt, IN 47639

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      Phone: 812-768-6005

    • Business Hours

      Mon: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Tues: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Wed: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Thurs: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
      Fri: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
      Sat: Closed
      Sunday: Closed

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Historical Snapshot- 1895 Restaurant and Confectionery

Jun 30, 2023 | Historical Snapshots

The photograph below captures the Restaurant and Confectionery owned by Walter C. Polk of Fort Branch. Pictured are Bill Stone, Clarence Hamilton, Wal Davenport, John Symonds, Bob Polk, Frank Davis, and Bert Shull. This photo was taken before 1900, and the location was around 106 Vine Street in Fort Branch.

Around the 1920s, especially in the Western states, the term “confectaurant” was often used for places such as this that served both sweets and meals. These types of eateries were often favored by women.