The Olde Street Lamp Shop of Maple Plain moved here from Howard Lake, Minn. in 1955. It is owned and operated by Dick and Ethel Hankenson. The shop was formerly the warehouse of the Minnetonka Fruit Growers Association. Customers come from all over especially to buy furniture refinishing products which were developed and compounded by Dick Hankenson.
Mr. Hankenson's books on antique trivets (stands for flat irons and coffee pots) have been sold throughout the United States and Canada. A new book on trivets is now being printed, and will be ready this fall. The photography for this latest book was done by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Loggers, former residents of Maple Plain.