Strauss Skates and Bicycles has been family owned and serving the St. Paul community since 1887. We are the oldest skate shop, and very likely sporting goods store, in the country.
John Strauss, 1919
John Strauss beginning to make a Figure Blade, 1919
John Strauss and Jr. in 1920
Inside the store in 1925
John Strauss in Front of the Store on 16 W 3rd St. in downtown St. Paul, 1925
Strauss Family and Friends in 1932 outside the St. Paul Hippodrome. The little boy in the front is Don, a current owner of Strauss Skates and Bicycles. Many of you have grown up with him sharpening your skates. Don is a grandson of John Strauss Sr.
Shop front in 1938 at 165 Lellogg in downtown St. Paul.
John Strauss in 1939
John Strauss and Jr, 1939
John Strauss with a customer in 1939
John Strauss Jr. sharpening a blade in 1940
Interior of Strauss when it moved to it's current location, 1970.