To the editor:
The Journal-World provided good coverage of the progress on the renovation of the Theodore Poehler Wholesale Grocery Building in recent months with articles and photographs.
The crowning event for the building was a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 27. Many local business and government officials attended the event as well as two great-grandsons and two great-great-grandsons of Theodore Poehler.
I am one of those great-grandsons and was honored by Tony Krsnich, the developer of the building, to assist in the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
After that momentous day in the history of the building, I have seen nothing more about it in your newspaper. Perhaps a final article about it would be newsworthy, as well as a brief history of Theodore Poehler’s life. He participated in civic affairs and was the mayor of Lawrence in 1885 and also held a county office at one time.
The business had branches in Topeka, Emporia, and McPherson and had approximately 400 employees.