Vintage Archive

With over 100 years of history, Mackenthun’s has serviced the rapidly growing community. The Mackenthun’s family has collected momentos ranging from the summer tourist destination to the rise of family suburbia. 

These images not only reflect the history of Mackenthun’s, but the history of the community by the lakeWaconia.

*replica of the 1980’s Mackenthun’s sign, as the First Street location was being built

*Click on any image to enlarge

Mackenthun’s City Meats & Groceries in the mid 1900’s

Arthur Mackenthun in 1928 when the building was erected in the same spot of the old meat market. Before it was sold to Arthur Mackenthun, it was a meat market operated by J. H. Dickhudt. This building had been enlarged and modernized several times as necessitated along with the growth of the business.

Original Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia

Alfred Kohl’s cigar factory was in Waconia in the early 1900’s

Sewing Kit Gifts

City Meats and Groceries

From left to right, Babe Giesen, Tommy Lahr, Charlie Schmakel, “Mack” Mackenthun

Mack Mackenthun holding his granddaughter, Jessa Theis

Mack Mackenthun in City Meats & Groceries

1980’s Sausage Display

Kim Mackenthun and Mack Mackenthun

Mackenthun’s First Street West location. Man in the back bagging is Chris Parpart, man bagging in the front is Orville Pawelk

Meat department manager, Kim Mackenthun, working at Mackenthun’s First Street West location

Kim Mackenthun volunteered to be arrested during the Jail N’ Bail fundraiser. In order to make “bail”, he had to raise a set amount of donations!

Barbeque at Mackenthun’s First Street location for Beef Roundup

The band in the background is Arnie and the Wagon Wheelers

This smoker is the same smoker we use annually for Rib Fest!

Mackenthun’s location on First Street West

Recreation of the 1980's Mackenthun's Sign

With over 100 years of history, Mackenthun’s has serviced the rapidly growing community. The Mackenthun’s family has collected momentos ranging from the summer tourist destination to the rise of family suburbia. 

These images not only reflect the history of Mackenthun’s, but the history of the community by the lakeWaconia.

*Click on any image to enlarge