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NATIONAL SUPPLY TO BUILD A NEW OFFICE Will Erect New Home on Corner at Eighth and Myrtle. BUILDING TO COST $45,000 It Will House Store and Offices of CompanyNew Warehouse Also to Be Erected Soon. Another fine, new office building is In eight for Independence. It will be erected on, the Fadler corner at Eighth and Myrtle streets hv the National SuddIv company.: It will cost at least $45,000 and be mod em and fireproof in every respect. The National Supply company has ust concluded negotiations for the irehase of the Fadler property,' thus .including a transaction that means much to the growth and prosperity ot Independence, as the big supply company company will erect on this corner a handsome, handsome, fireproof modern office and store building at a cost of not less than $45,000. Got a .Choice Site. This corner has long been recognized recognized as one of the choicest sites in the city, being diagonally opposite the nostoffice and close to the interurban station and to the very business heart of the city. The lot is 50x100 feet and is still occupied by the old residence erected by J. C. Etz, a pioneer liquor dealer and grocery man With the building of a handsome modern struc ture there, the last vestige of old pioneer pioneer residences will be removed from that part of the city. The improve ment will finish the work of making both sides of Myrtle street in the block between Penn and Eighth solidly solidly occupied by modern business buildings. A Big Warehouse Too. The contemplated improvements of the big company will not stop with the erection of the office and store build Ing of the ,, roost 4Wdern type. . . The company has purchased a tract of land north of the Santa F and west of Tenth street, part of the Matthews tract, 100x300 feer, on which will be erected a solid, concrete, fire proof ware house 72x140 feet, with full basement. From this warehouse will be shipped the supplies for all the Kansas stores and most of those in Oklahoma. The National Supply Company is the largest concern of the kind in the Mid-Continent Mid-Continent Mid-Continent oil fields. Its headquarters were established in this city in 1303. and Gus Mahan was placed in charge of its affairs. Its growth and development development have been marvelops, its activities activities reaching to every nook and corner of the vast oil fields of the southwest. Seyeral years ago the company erected a substantial two-story two-story two-story office building building on Myrtle street, and within the last three or four yeara was com-'pelled com-'pelled com-'pelled to enlarge this building to accommodate accommodate the constantly increasing office force made necessary by business business expansion, A Good Thing for Th!s City. In a business way it has been of vast importance to this city, not only in bringing the vast oil interests of the southwest in cloBe touch with Independence, Independence, but in bringing here a high class of citizens who have become become identified with the community social, business and industrial life. Gus Mahan liked Independence and the city liked him and the big institution institution he represents. He at once became became identified with the community in all those things that go to make it a beautiful and prosperous city and worthy to be the home place of big men with high ideals in business as well as all those social and civic ac tivlties that enrich life and benefit humanity. The improvements now planned will testify to Mr. Mahan's faith and the faith of his big company in the future of the city as a center for the oil fields. - i

Clipped from Independence Daily Reporter08 Jul 1918, MonPage 1

Independence Daily Reporter (Independence, Kansas)08 Jul 1918, MonPage 1
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