Archive for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

100 years ago: Plans in place for new department store

March 24, 2010

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From the Lawrence Daily World for March 24, 1910: Innes, Bullene and Hackman has completed the purchase of the McCurdy buildings at the southwest corner of Massachusetts and Warren and will soon begin constructing a thoroughly modern building with 50-foot frontage on Massachusetts and a 117-foot frontage on Warren. Well-known architects are already making plans for the new department store site and it should be a major feature for the city. . . . Work has begun on the new street car barns on south Massachusetts Street. The building will be done in halves. . . . There is a genuine building boom in progress this spring and new houses are coming on the market at a surprising rate. Seven new houses were started just this week. . . . Fewer cows are being milked here due to the tuberculosis scare and confectioneers are advertising for cream for their food items. Some farmers already have sold their cows and have gone out of business without even paying for the testing, which can be quite costly. . . . Anton Cosgrove, a Lawrence boy, is the new manager at the important Western Union office here.

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