Ellers Store History

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Ellers Store History - 40TH HERE LvNCbl De))artment Store 6e- irtai As...
40TH HERE LvNCbl De))artment Store 6e- irtai As "Racket Store'' on February 28, 1899. "ftpRNED OUT IN 1904 Pr<^t Building Erected in 1905; Originally Had Own Gas Plant. Bworth 's depa I' t ni e n t 'JBcUeville's oldest, locally- retail establishment, begins /.-1;he celebration of 40 years business with a "Fortieth An- :.iniiversai'y Sale." Preparations "wnidh have been going on during pagt months point toward the r^atest sale in the history of the ^ wre and on6 of the biggest value iVfaJts ever .staged in this county.! m is^ue' of The Te'lescope. ..JVp .'^ examination of Belleville t jiness history reveals that the Hahdswoi 'th name first ap- U 'fid in connectj^on with a "Hkdket Store" which was opened tor, business on February 28, 1899. The .firm at that time was located • •where.:, the Concordia Creamei'y co 'pipany now o])eratcs. . Occupied One-Story Building .' :.Tlie. store flourished and a few- years later moved to its present location, occupying a one-story building which boasted the .sign •fBcllev lie Cash Store." A glove ^ ^ an3"rnitten"factory installed j tft that time, pushing the total; Hli^b 'er of employes to more than I 3d''perfeons. " ' | vThe New Year Edition of The ; Boneville Telescope, published De-I Cilbriibciv 29, 1905, records the next period of the organization's liis- tory 88 follows: "But alas! A stumbling block in tie path. Monthe morning of September 24, 1904, i the. building with its entire stock was completely destioyed by fire. Tl}fen it was back, back, back to ^jje old quarters again." - Present Structure Built ^'Reorganization followed and F. *J; Johnson agreed to build the , . , ,1 Bsent structure which was- ces-; yqw?: . "The building, will.bc aeatcd ih*oUghout with hot water, lighted i hy. its own gas plant." A few . itepnths later the stock of goods ! Vjas.moved to the present two-! siPiy building, and a sign was in- stalled above the windows to label , .. . , „ , „, , j{;-.aiSthe Cash Store Merchantile company. . i : -A number of years afterward, a new partnership was organized ; and the business went under the • name of Austin-Hollandsworth L Mel-cantile company. Not until | 1931 was that relation severed.! Since the latter date 'che hps continued undei (^wncrship of W. A. Holland

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  1. The Belleville Telescope,
  2. 02 Mar 1939, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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