The picture of Shoal Lake in the header at the top of this page shows a 1940s view of the town. It was taken where The Drive meets South Railway. The picture shows the wealth of brick buildings that Shoal Lake once had, several with ornate brick work.
Recently the building on the right, at the time Kaufman’s General Store and largely known as Central Store, was demolished leaving just one of the buildings in the picture still standing. That would be the brick building behind the old town hall.
Later, the building that housed Kaufman’s was a general store run by the Love family. Since then it had numerous occupants: hatchery, feed store, caterer, building supply store and several restaurants.