Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on March 9, 1976 · Page 37
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Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado · Page 37

Greeley, Colorado
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Tuesday, March 9, 1976
Page 37
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Tut,., March 9,1976 GRKKLKY (Col...) THIBUiVK A-1:) King Lumber Co. now in 60th year Family-owned and operated . was active in management of and Earl King was secretary, stocking quality merchandise, elected vice-presidenl of (he King Lumber Co., 715 7th St., is Clayton Lumber Co., which was Officers now, besides Jack, offering good, friendly service, corporation following I he death in its 60lh year of business in located at the site of the present are Mrs. Marguerite C. King, and selling at fair prices. of his father. Greeley, and it remains among yard. Jack's mother and widow of E. a dwindling number of family- In 1913, Leonard and Matt Earl King, secretary-treasurer, Preston purchased the business and Neil M. King of Loveland, and changed its name to King Jack's uncle, president. King credits his father's business ability with the success (he company has experienced during 60 years of operation. He said Leonard King set owned businesses which have operated in Greeley for more than a half century. , The company was formed Dec. 15, 1916, by Leonard L. King, grandfather' of J. L. (Jack) King, now vice- president and manager of the Greeley yard. and Preston Lumber Co. Preston's interest was bought by the King family in 1916, the business was incorporated, and the name was changed to The King Lumber Co. Earl King became president of the firm when Leonard left in 1926. Earl's brother Neil became secretary. In 1931, the firm purchased another lumber yard in Loveland, and Neil moved there to become manager. Jack joined the firm in 1948 Karl King, who died in 1957. was well-known for civic work. Merchandising has changed considerably since the firm was At that lime, Leonard King down three principals to which following a stint with the Army The King family had come to was president; his wife, Mrs. the company has tried to and graduation from the Greeley in 1909, and Leonard Helen King, was vice president, adhere d u r i n g the years: University of Colorado. He was founded. Gone, of course, arc Ihe horse-drawn, slue I-wheeled delivery wagons and coal is no longer a major product. The f i r m has b u i l t new facilities at least Iwice. bill the location has no! changed. FOUNDERS OF KING LUMBER -- Leonard L. King, right, and his son Earl pose for this early photo in offices of King Lumber Co., 715 7th St. In its 60th year of operation, the lumber company now is operated by J. L. (Jack) King of Greeley, vice president, and Neil M. King of Loveland is president. Earl and Leonard are deceased. (Photo courtesy King Lumber Co.) Such Stuff in downtown Greeley brings back 'the good old days' Bring those "good old days" back to life. Stop in at Such Stuff, the store of antiques and oddities in the old Wards appliance building at 817 10th Street. (That's the one way going east.) There's a conglomeration of the old and odd, something to please anyone. "We've tried to set it up so that whoever walks through the door will find something of interest," explained owner Dean Duncan of Eaton. He and his, wife, Lois, own the shop. And that's exactly what they did. If (here isn't something of interest to you, you haven't looked far enough. Pieces of glass range in price from a dollar to more than $50. There's farm items, stuff for horses, f u r n i t u r e , washing machines, and there's a Howe sewing machine that's so old and simplified it looks like the inside of one of today's models. But Duncan doesn't buy everything he sells in tip-top shape. "Stuff is getting so scarce," he said, "you take it in whatever condition you can get it."Then he goes to work in the back of his building to repair as best possible whatever he is working on. Notice, he said "stuff." It's just that you can't go on forever calling everything antique or old. Sometimes it's just got to be stuff. That's a word that's all-encompassing. Hence the name; Such 1 Stuff. "There's nothing we could have in here," he noted, "that couldn't be covered with 'stuff.' Somebody could be in here arid say 'well that's not old.' but the sign doesn't say it's old. It's Such Stuff." The Duncans started collecting about four years ago, and received help and encouragement from her uncle in Nebraska. He's been a major supply source of merchandise for the store. "We keep adding all the lime," Duncan added. "I think people have laken an interested in it, have liked the idea. We've gotten several good comments on it." Such and Stuff opened its doors the day after Thanksgiving last year. It's open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 817 lOlh Street. A TOUCH OF THE PAST--Dean Duncan of year. It's like stepping into years gone by Eaton and his wife Lois opened Such Stuff at browsing through the place, which includes 817 lOUi St., the day after Thanksgiving last everything from glass to furniture. ana itiLL do toaa m:.' in (i ilt'i*ttnl r.vjirrirnrc"

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