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Full text of "Dalbey's souvenir pictorial history of the city of Richmond, Indiana : containing a historical sketch ; views of public buildings, school houses, churches, business houses, manufactories, private residences ; street, park, cemetery and river views"

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Dalbe/'s souvenir pictorial 
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C!TTV OF RICHMOND 



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Containing a Historical Sketch; Views of Public Buildings, School Houses, Churches, 



Business Houses, Manufactories, Private Residences; Street, 
Park, Cemetery and River Views. 

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HISTORICAL SKETCH OF RICHMOND. 




RICHMOND is located in the heart of the "Whitewater country," the famous "promised land" that formed the goal of 
so many of the hardy sons and daughters of older sections, when this century was young. David Hoover, a lad 
originally from North Carolina, who was out prospecting for an eligible place for a future home, came to the valley 
now occupied by this city and enthusiastically named it "The Promised Land." This was in the windy, blusterous 
March of 1806, when this lovely region really appeared in its worst aspect. 

In May of the following year. Andrew Hoover (David's father), John Smith, Jeremiah Cox and a few others entered this 
land, most of which is now a part of the city. The Hoover and Cox families were members of the Society of Friends, and the glowing 
accounts they sent abroad, mostly into the settlements of the denomination in North Carolina, gave it great fame as the beautiful 
"Whitewater country," and caused the tide of immigration to turn in this direction. 

John Smith's farm was on the south side of what was subsequently known as the National road, and through it the 
Whitewater flowed, while that pioneer's primitive cabin sat perched on the bluff, overlooking the stream. 

As a majority of the immigrants were Friends, they settled in this township so as to be contiguous and able to maintain a 
place of religious worship. After nine years of residence in the wilderness, Smith found the demand for homes in this immediate 
vicinity was so great that he determined to lay out a village. The town embraced what is now known as South Fourth and 
Fifth streets. The lots were 82^ by 132 feet in dimension. The straggling rows of cabins and the two stores were not formally 
christened, but were currently spoken of as Smithsville. 



In the Summer of 1818 Jeremiah Cox, whose lands adjoined those of Smith on the north, platted a somewhat larger 
village, which was known as Coxborough. It extended from North Sixth street west to the river. This addition rapidly 
settled up, and in September of the same year the towns were incorporated as one, under the name of 

" RICHMOND." 

The population at that time was about 150 souls, of whom fully two-thirds were members of the religious society of 
Friends. Richmond had two older competitors for trade: Salisbury was platted in 18 10, and in 18 16 was the county-seat and 
was in the zenith of its glory. In the march of civilization it has long since disappeared. Centerville was laid out in 1S14 
and was made the county-seat the same year that Smithsville and Coxborough were united under the name of Richmond. 

The combined villages were scarcely named before an application for a postoffice was on its way to the National capital. 
As soon as it was received it was granted, and a commission as postmaster was forwarded to Robert Morrisson. It reached 
him in the latter part of December, and he opened the office in a small frame building at the southwest corner of Fourth and 
Main streets, near the site of the old court-house. He held the office until 1829, a period of eleven years. While he was 
postmaster the mail was carried on horseback and arrived and departed regularly once every two weeks, unless hindered by 
high water ; but as the streams were not bridged, it was not infrequent that it was detained several weeks on the journey. 
The quarterly returns seldom exceeded three dollars. 

To-day we have an elegantly appointed postal service, with eleven regular and two substitute carriers to gather and 
distribute mail, a commodious and well-arranged office, a postmaster, a money-order clerk, one register clerk, one distributing 
clerk, one stamp clerk, one directing clerk, and two mailing clerks, besides one messenger. The quarterly returns average 
about $10,000. 

EVOLUTION OF HOTELS. 

The first "tavern" was a double log house, advertising entertainment for "man and beast." It was in Smithsville and 
was opened by Philip Harter, in 1816. In 1822 Philip Lacey built a brick edifice on South Fourth street and opened another 
"tavern." In 1826 Jonathan Baylies kept tavern in a building that occupied the site of the present marble works at the 
corner of North Fifth and Main streets. He called it the "Green Tree," and it was a famous resort for travelers. This 
tavern was kept by a number of persons before it ceased to be a place of public entertainment. William H. Yaughan was the 
last to preside over its destinies. The number and character of our hotels has kept pace with the increase in our population 
and the intelligence of our people. To-day we point with pride to the stateliest, prettiest and best arranged hotel in the State. 
The Westcott stands unrivaled as a public hostelry, and enables the city to say that it is able to accommodate, in the very best 
of style, any number of people who may visit us, either for pleasure or profit. 

Besides the Westcott we have a number of smaller hotels, each equal to the best that any other city in Eastern Indiana 
can show. Among these are the Arlington, the Huntington, Arnold's, and the Brunswick. 

THE MARCH OF IMPROVEMENT. 

The first brick house was erected on what is now South A street, west of Fourth, in 1811, by John Smith. Then it was 
a palace ; now it would not be considered as at all beautiful, healthful, or commodious. 

The National road opened up a highway for traffic in 1828. 

Up to 1826 horse-racks stood in front of every hotel and business house, but in that year they were removed by order of 
the town authorities. 



Ou the 30th of March, 1821, the first newspaper, called The Richmond Weekly Intelligencer, was issued. Its name was 
changed to Public Ledger, in March, 1824. This publication terminated its existence June 18th, 1828. The Richmond Palladium 
was established January 1st, 1831, and The Jefferson iau in 1836. These weekly newspapers were important factors in advertising 
and building up the town. 

In 183S the State granted a charter to the Richmond and Brookville Canal Company. The canal was to be 34 miles 
long, and to cost $5oS,ooo. Richmond people subscribed $50,000 of this stock, and nearly $45,000 was expended before unfore- 
seen circumstances arrested the work. Preparations were made to renew operations on the canal in the spring of 1847, but the 
great flood came on the first day of that year, a flood which wrecked the Whitewater Valley Canal, and showed the stockholders 
what a great loss they had saved by the delay. This flood, and the rumors of projected railways, killed the scheme. 

It was a much better move when a number of Richmond capitalists obtained from the State a charter for the Wavne 
County Turnpike Company, in 1849. As soon as the charter was obtained the company went to work, and inside of a year the 
road was graded, graveled and bridged through the county. It turned the great wave of western immigration in this direction, 
and very often from 600 to 700 wagons, belonging to movers, passed through the town in a week. At this date, 1S50, our 
population was 3,800. 

Other gravel roads were rapidly constructed, and it was not long until every thoroughfare leading into the city was a 
"pike," with its ever present toll-gate. 

THE RAILROAD ERA 

Beganln 1S53. The first railway was from Cincinnati, via Dayton. Others followed rapidly, until the means of communication, 
transportation, etc., were as they are today. Four years later our population had increased to 6,126. 

OUR SCHOOLS. 

In nothing has our evolution been more marked than in our schools. According to the best data now obtainable, the 
first school-house was built on the land of Thomas Roberts, near what is now the corner of Thirteenth and South A streets, in 
1812. The first school-master was a young man from North Carolina, who hired to teach reading and writing. He was not a 
great success, even in these rudimentary branches of education, and even his name is now unknown. Other instructors 
followed hirn, and some of our older citizens received their first lessons in scholastic lore in this old school-house, which still 
stands as a memento of the past. Jonathan Roberts, son of Thomas Rob3rts, still occupies the old home, and the log structure 
in which he was taught his A, B, C's, stands on his premises as it stood 84 years ago. 

From its foundation, Richmond has been an educational center. Friends were especially anxious that their children should 
be instructed, and they were never niggardly in the amount they were willing to pay for this purpose. While in that early day 
their schools were strictly denominational, yet the fact that nearly the whole population was of their society, made the benefit of 
their efforts in this direction almost general. The}' had maintained one large school, requiring a teacher and an assistant, from 
1S22 to 182S, when the two branches separated. Whatever may have been the effect of this separation, from a religious point of 
view, it was a benefit in an educational way, for it established two good schools in place of one. 

The first Friends' school was located near the old yearly meeting house, and the second near the junction of what is 
now known as Seventh street and Fort Wayne avenue. The first noted teachers were Atticus Siddall, Elijah Coffin and 
Nathan Smith. In 1823 there was a one story frame school-house on South A street, where Nathan Smith taught, and in 
which the first debating society had its birth. 



In 1832 Indiana Yearly Meeting of Friends bought 160 acres of land of Messrs. Cook and Stewart for educational uses. 
From that time on the Quarterly Meetings composing this annual assembly were raising money by voluntary contributions and 
taxation, for the purpose of establishing a Friends' boarding school on a similar basis to one at New Garden, Guilford county, 
North Carolina. In almost every Quaker home there was self-denial and longer hours of toil, in order that this great work 
might be satisfactorily accomplished. As a result, very creditable buildings were erected, and the boarding school was opened 
in £847. Friends continued to tax themselves for its maintenance, and to increase its size and usefulness. The original plans 
could not be fully carried out until in the years 1S53-54, when all the buildings were erected. It grew rapidly in importance, 
and was soon furnishing the teachers for nearly all the Friends' schools in the West. About that time the free school system 
began to make serious inroads on the denominational schools of the State, and Friends began to seek for a wider field of 
usefulness for their beloved institution, and so, in 1859, it was chartered under the name of Earlham College, and Barnabas 
C. Hobbs was chosen as its president. Since that date it has been greatly enlarged and improved, and has been liberally 
endowed by wealthy members of the Society. The standard of work in its classes, its apparatus and appliances for instruction, 
its constantly enlarging sphere of usefulness, and its large number of pupils make it take rank among the leading institutions of 
its class in the West. 

The Richmond Business College was established by William Purdy in i860. In 1862 Purdy surrendered it to Messrs. 
Hollingsworth and Gundrv. They built up an enviable reputation for it, and continued in charge until 1876, when they sold it to 
John K. Beck. In 1882 F. C. Fulghum bought a half interest in the institution, and O. E. Fulghum became an assistant 
teacher. In 1SS7 the latter purchased Professor Beck's remaining interest. Since that date it has been known as the Richmond 
Business College, and its sphere of usefulness has grown at a rapid rate. It now occupies the commodious building erected for 
Friends' North A Street School, in the midst of the loveliest grounds in the city, and has all the appliances and conveniences 
of a first-class business college. 

The public school system was, in the earlier years, of slow growth. Although the general government had set apart the 
sixteenth section of every township for school purposes, this wise measure could not produce much revenue while land was 
cheap and abundant. The schools were supported by subscriptions, and, as many parents were either poor or niggardly, the 
terms were short and the teachers poorly paid. The childless escaped the burden of assisting the cause of education. The 
denominations generally gave an inadequate support to schools of their own, in which they fostered sectarianism. At last public 
taxation was resorted to for the maintenance of schools, but for many years this step met with bitter denunciation and oppo- 
sition from the wealthy and childless class, on whom it imposed the greatest burden, and from the religious bigots, who regarded 
the public school as an entirely Godless institution. It was not until about 1S66 that the public began to fully rely upon a public 
fund for the support of the schools. In order to make terms long enough to occupy the Winter months, subscriptions had to 
be resorted to. Summer schools were wholly maintained by such subscriptions. 

In 1871 there were but two public school-houses in this city. They had a seating capacity of 1,650, and the total value 
of school property was estimated at $60,000. The total number of children in the city, of school age, was 3,335, of whom 
2,100 were enrolled, while the average attendance was 1,514. The amount received for our public schools that year was divided 
as follows: From the special fund, $11,696.55; from the tuition fund, $18,842.91, making a total of $30,539.49. The total 
expenditure for school purposes was $27,071.90. 

To-day we have nine large and handsome school buildings, containing seventy-five rooms, with a total seating capacity 
of 2,945. The number of teachers employed is seventy -two. One of the buildings mentioned as a public school property in 
1 87 1 is now known as the Finley School. 



The Finley School. — It was erected in 1.S69 and cost $20,330.98. It is between Fourth and Fifth streets, on a half square 
on the south side of B street. The other 1871 building is now known as 

The Garfield School. — The old house was torn down in June, 1S94, and the present elegant structure erected upon its 
site, being completed in March, 1S95. It fronts on North Eighth and B streets, and cost $30,000. 

The Warner School — Is located in a triangular plat made by the juncture of Ft. Wayne Avenue and North C streets. 
The building, furniture, etc., cost $19,893.84. It was completed, ready for occupancy, in 1886. 

The Starr School. — This building was erected in 1SS3, at a cost of $22,842. It is located on the northeast corner of 
North Fifteenth and C streets. 

The Whitewater School — Is situated on the northeast corner of North Thirteenth and G streets, and was erected in 1SS3. 
It cost, exclusive of furniture and heating apparatus, $15,814. 

The Hibberd School — Is at the corner of South Eighth and F streets, and was built in 1878, at a cost of $10,939.55, 
exclusive of furniture, etc. 

The Vaile School — Is in a handsome building at the corner of Fourteenth and South C streets. It was erected in 1884 
and cost $18,851. 

The Baxter School. — This building was first occupied in January, 1895. It cost $19,500 and is located at the corner 
of West Third and Randolph streets. 

High School. — This magnificent building is located on the corner of South Twelfth and A streets. It was erected in [888, 
and with furniture, exclusive of grounds, cost $44,200. 

It will thus be seen that the cost of our school buildings, exclusive of grounds, is $203,371.37. The total revenue for 
tuition for the year ending July 31, 1895, was $67,655.73. The total of special school revenue for the same year was $78,187.57. 
Our schools rank as among the best in the State, and the graduate of our High School is fully equipped to enter any college in 
the country. 

MORRISSON-REEVES LIBRARY. 

Robert Morrisson donated a lot at the corner of North Sixth and A streets for the purpose of founding a library, and also 
means to place a building thereon. He named a committee of five to have charge of the institution, and put $5,000 in their 
hands to expend in the purchase of books. 

The library was formally opened in July, 1S64, with about 6,000 books on its shelves. Mrs. Sarah A. Wrigley, the 
present incumbent, was made librarian on September 4, 1864, a position she has continuously held since that date. In 1885 
the legislature, by special act, authorized the trustee of this township to make a levy of tax for the maintenance of the 
library. In 1S92 Mrs. Caroline Reeves donated $30,000 to enlarge and remodel the building, and to purchase books therefor. 
The beautiful structure, as it now stands, was the result. 

James Morrisson, son of the founder, donated $3,150 to face the north wall of the edifice with stone, to conform to the 
other portion of the building. Since the improvements thus provided for were completed, the institution has been known as the 
Morrisson-Reeves Library. The report of the librarian for last year shows the following interesting facts: Circulation of books 
in the library, 59,916; number of books rebound, 1,07s; number of books repaired in building, 2,500; number of bound volumes in 
library, 20,577; new books added during the year, 798; number of persons to whom books were issued, 6,050; persons using 
reference room, 2,107; persons using reading room, 9,314; number of periodicals in library, 25,726. 



OUR CHVRCHES. 

Friends.— The religious Society of Friends was organized here in 1807. Its first yearly meeting house was erected on a 
block between North F and G streets and between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, in 1822, and cost $3,489.91. In 1S28 the 
society divided. One branch retained the ancient name of "Friends," the other that of "Orthodox Friends." The first named 
branch put up two frame buildings, one for each sex, on the block where the Warner School now stands. In 1865 it bought the 
block on North A, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, and put up the present place of worship. 

The Orthodox branch has three churches here ; the Yearly Meeting house, on Main street, the South Eighth Street building, and 
the Whitewater Meeting house, corner North G and Tenth streets. 

Methodists.— Rev. Daniel Fraley preached the first Methodist sermon here, in 1.S14. Rev. John M. Sullivan was the first 
stationed minister. Rev. Russell Bigelow formed the first class in 1S25, and the first church was built on the site of the present Fifth 
street edifice, which was erected in 1851. At present the Methodist Church owns four handsome buildings, where sen-ices are regularly 
held, as follows : The First M. E. Church, corner of Fourteenth and Main streets ; Grace M. E., corner of North A and Tenth streets ; 
Fifth Street M. E., on Fifth street and Ft. Wayne Avenue, and the Third M. E., in West Richmond. 

The . Issociate Reformed Presbyterians — Began holding occasional services in 1824. In 1S35 a pastor was located here and a house 
of worship was built on South Fifth, near Main street. In 1855 the denomination changed its name to United Presbyterians. In 1866 
the present commodious church was erected, on North Eleventh street. 

Presbyterians. — This denomination was organized here November 15, 1S39, and built a frame church on South Fourth street in 
1840. In 1854 its new church, on South Eighth street, was dedicated. In 1884 it was partially destroyed by lightning, and was then 
sold to the Order of Knights of Pythias, and is now known as Pythian Temple. The handsome building at the corner of Tenth and 
North A streets, known as the First Presbytsrian Church, was thsn erected. The Second Presbyterian Church is located on North 
Nineteenth street. 

Episcopal '.— This church, now known as St. Paul's, was organized in 1839. A portion of the present edifice was erected on the 
present site in 1840. From time to time it has been enlarged and improved, and a commodious chapel and parsonage have been added. 

The A. M. Li — The A. M. E. Church was organized here in 1S36, with fifty-four members. Its beautiful new church, on the 
corner of South Sixth and B streets, is known as Bethel. 

Congregationalists. — This denomination organized a congregation here in 1S35, which was merged into the Presbyterians in 1S39. 

Swedenborgian. — This denomination began holding services here in 1854. About 1S64 it erected an edifice at the corner of South 
Seventh and A streets, which was called the New Jerusalem Church. The congregation sold it to St. John's Lutheran Church, in 1892, 
and now holds occasional meetings at the homes of members. 

Lutherans. — St. John's Congregation was organized in 1844, and built a church on South Fourth street in 1846. This building, 
greatly enlarged and improved, is still the home of the congregation. Out of St. John's church has grown St. Paul's, on South 
Seventh street, and Trinity, on the corner of South Seventh and A streets. 

English Evangelical Lutheran. — In 1853 this denomination built a church costing $7,000, at the corner of North A and Seventh 
streets. In i860 they sold this church and lot to St. Mary's Catholic Congregation. 

The First English Lutherans — Have one of the prettiest churches in the city, at the corner of South A and Eleventh streets, and 
the Second English Lutheran Congregation worship in a nice, new church on West Third street. 



Catholics. — St. Andrew's Catholic church was founded in 1S46. Its place of worship was a small building, corner South Fifth and C 
streets. In 1859 the present church was erected. St. Mary's church was founded about 1S60. Its spacious building, at the northeast 
corner of North Seventh and A streets, is not large enough for its ever increasing congregation. 

We now have fourteen denominations and twenty-five houses of worship in the city, divided as follows : Friends, 1 ; Orthodox 
Friends, 3 ; Methodist Episcopal, 4 ; Wesleyan Methodist, 1 ; United Presbyterian, 1 ; Presbyterian, 2 ; Episcopal, 1 ; Catholics, 2 ; 
German Lutheran, 2 ; English Lutheran, 3 ; Baptist, 1 ; Christian, 1 ; African Methodist Episcopal, 1 ; Colored Baptist, 2. Rhoda 
Temple is used for religious purposes, and there is a mission meeting in the northeastern portion of the citv, and a Universalist congre- 
gation that worships in the Masonic building. 

HOMES FOR ORPHANS. 

The Wernle Orphans' Home — Was established by the joint synod of the German Lutheran church, in 1S79. It is an admirable 
institution, has beautiful buildings and grounds valued at about $30,000. It is liberally supported, and maintains an excellent school for 
the orphan girls and boys in its care. 

The County Orphans' Home — Was established in 1S59, in an old stone house on North Fifth street. It was supported by 
voluntary contributions, and the income from $io,ooo, known as the Morrisson Relief Fund. In 1SS1 the county purchassd a house 
and grounds for it in Earlham place, at a cost of $6,000, and pledged it an annual income of $800 from the county treasurv. It is a 
well managed institution, and maintains a good school. 

HOME FOR FRIENDLESS WOMEN. 

This admirable institution was founded in 1.86S, at its present site on South Tenth street. Its building and grounds cost $9,000. 

Its real founders were the good women of this city, who suggested it to the Young Men's Christian Association, which consented to 

father the movement while the ladies raised the required means. In 1883 the county added a department to it for a female prison, at a 

cost of $1,000. With the exception of a small amount paid for the care of such prisoners, it is entirely supported bv voluntary 

contributions. 

THE MARGARET SMITH HOME. 

Margaret Smith, an aged Christian lady, on dying, left a will providing for the founding of a home for aged women, and setting 
aside a handsome sum for that purpose. The Home was located, at first, on South Fifth street, near the St. Andrew's church, but after 
the lapse of a few months the present beautiful property, at the corner of Main and Seventeenth streets, was purchased and utilized for 
the purpose. At his decease, James Morrisson add;d $5,000 to the fund of the Home, and the building was greatly enlarged and 
improved. 

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT. 

In 1830 the citizens and Town Board bought a hydraulic engine, named " Palace," of a Philadelphia, Pa., firm. It cost $6oo. 
It is described as follows : The body of the machine was seven feet long and two and one-half feet wide. The tank which held the 
water was at the back of the apparatus and was four feet in length, two feet wide, and fourteen inches deep. The pump was of the 
rotary pattern and was operated by two cranks a little over four feet long, there being room for four men on each crank. The pipeman 
stood on top of the machine. Water was drawn from wells, cisterns, or other sources, and was carried to the machine in buckets, a 
double line of men, women and children passing the buckets from hand to hand to the engine ; the empty buckets being returned to the 
water supply in the same manner. 

The following is the enrollment of the first volunteer fire company : David Hook, Benjamin Fulghum, Aaron Pleas, William 
Dulin, Lewis Burk, Jesse Stutler, Zimri Strattan, Ephraim Rulin, Levi P. Rothermel, Abraham Jefferis, William N. Cammack, Job W. 
Swain, Jehiel Wasson, John A. Wright, Leander Carry, Andreas Wiggins, and James Hughes. The two latter still reside in our mids 1 ". 



The Town Trustees adopted the first ordinance to establish fire companies on December 2, 1832. The first engine was not a great 
success and was derisively known as " The Grindstone." The second engine was bought of a Boston, Mass., firm in 1836, jointly by 
the town and citizens. It was of the " Honeymoon " pattern, was named " The Hunker," and had a side brake which gave working 
room for twenty-four men. It had a suction hose, which relieved the bucket brigade, besides enough hose to reach an ordinary fire. 
To accommodate this engine a number of " fire wells " were made. October, 1850, the Town Council ordered of D. S. Farnham, of 
Cincinnati, an engine known as " The Rowboat," at a cost of $1,210. In 1S57 a joint committee of citizens and Councihnen bought an 
engine of Button & Son, of Waterford, X. V.: a side-brake engins, with folding arms, adjustable stroke, ani arranged to throw five 
streams of water. It was named " The Quaker City," and cost $1,579. A steam fire engine, made at Seneca Falls, N. Y., was bought 
by the city in i860, at a cost of $5,000. The first hook and ladder company was organized July 16, 1866. A paid fire department was 
established December 5, 1872. On April 2, 1.X72, a second steam engine, known as the Silsby, No. 3, was purchased. About the same 
time L. H. McCullough put in the fire alarm telegraph. Since the introduction of water-works one of the steam engines has been 
disposed of. 

The Chief Fire Engineer's report for the year ending May 1, 1896, shows the present manual force and companies of the 
Department as follows : The manual force of the Department consists of fifteen men permanently .employed, one Chief Engineer, with 
fourteen men divided into four companies : One hook and ladder company, with three men ; Xo. 1 hose company, four men ; Xo. 2 hose 
company, four men ; Xo. 3 hose company, three men. The companies are located as follows : The hook and ladder company at City 
Hall ; Xo. 1 hose company, corner of Eighth and Xorth D streets ; Xo. 2 hose company at Xo. 2 engine house, City Hall ; Xo. 3 hose 
company on Xorth A street, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth streets. The companies are composed of good and reliable men. 

RICHMOND CITY WATER WORKS. 

This plant was completed in June, 1885, at a cost of $370,000, and is a combination of the reservoir and direct pressure systems. 

The water furnished is of the best quality, and in ample quantity. It furnishes perfect fire protection. Since its erection the company 

has perfected it at great expense. 

1 ° r GAS WORKS. 

The Gas Works were built in 1855, and have been improved and the mains extended, from time to time, to keep pace with the 
march of progress. It is two stories high, and has a rear projection forming part of the engine house, which is 25 feet long by 25 feet 
wide. It cost J28.225.41. 

THE COURT HOUSE 

Is the boast of the city and county. It cost nearly half a million dollars, and is the finest building of its kind in the State. 

BRIDGES. 

The Doran bridge, across the river at Xorth D street, cost $58,000. Its length is 528 feet, its width 41 feet, and it stands 62 feet 
above low water mark. The old bridge, across the river at Main street, is no longer considered safe, and a mammoth new bridge is in 
course of construction. This bridge will span the river on a straight line with the street, and be some distance north of the old struc- 
ture. Counting the cost of the bridge and its approaches, it will cost the county and city in the neighborhood of $50,000. 

THE PARKS. 

The special boast of the city is Glen Miller Park. This large pleasure ground abounds in springs of pure water, clear and cold ; 
romantic natural scenery; an artificial lake, of good size, fed and maintained by the springs; lovely drive ways; handsome bridges and 
arches; flowers, plants and grasses; cottages, refreshment stands, boat house and boats; shaded hills, grassy valleys and deep ravines; 
magnificent trees, and seats for the wearv. At night it is well lighted by electricity, and the street cars make it easy of access. 



The South Tenth Street Park — Is the oldest in the city, and can and will be made a beautiful and delightful resort at no 
distant day. 

The Starr — Is a new and beautiful little park, recently laid out and donated to the city by James M. Starr. It is located on a 
plat of ground that at one time constituted the burying ground of ' ' Friends. ' ' The remains of the dead have been removed to some 
more suitable place. The park is a pretty one, and is one of the many valuable gifts which Mr. Starr has made to this city. 

ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

On August 21, 1895, the City Council granted a franchise to the O. C. Irwin Company to furnish the city with electric light. 
This company failed to comply with the terms imposed, and in the Fall of the same year a franchise was granted to the Light, Heat & 
Power Company. The present works were completed in 1894, and the city is proud of its well-lighted streets and public buildings. The 
gas and electric light plants are now owned and operated by the same company. 

NATURAL GAS. 
A pipe line between this city and the gas wells near Chesterfield, in Madison county, furnish us with a supply of convenient and 
cheap gas for fuel and manufacturing purposes. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Our City Hall, North Fifth street, near Main, was erected in 1886, is of Norman style of architecture, stone front, depressed 
Mansard roof ; has a frontage of ninety-three feet and a depth of seventy feet. 

BUSINESS HOUSES. 
Richmond's three National banks are strong, reliable and accommodating. Her wholesale houses are rivals of the best houses in 
Cincinnati and Indianapolis. Her mercantile establishments are numerous, metropolitan in size and arrangement. She vies with the 
larger and more pretentious cities in her fine show windows and in the beauty and completeness of many of her large dry goods, clothing 
and grocerv establishments. 

OUR MANUFACTORIES. 

A stove foundry, established by Isaac E. Jones, in 1836, passed into the hands of Jesse M. and John H. Hutton, in 1839. In this 
foundry, in 1841, the first threshing machine ever built in the State was made. In 1849 the Huttons sold it to Jonas Gaar & Sons, and 
it became known as " The Spring Foundry." To-day it is the immense and widely known establishment of Gaar, Scott & Co. The 
Robinson Machine Works were established by Francis W. Robinson, in 1842. 

The development of our manufacturing interests has been rapid, and to-day we boast of the following excellent establishments : 
Gaar, Scott & Co., Robinson & Co., Hoosier Drill Co., Starr Piano Co., Richmond Casket Co., J. M. Hutton & Co., Richmond City 
Mill Works, M. C. Henley Bicycle Works, Indiana Church Furniture Co., Sedgwick Bros.' Wire Fence Works, Wayne Agricultural 
Works, Safety Gate Works, Creamer-Scott Carriage Co., Dille & McGuire Mfg. Co., Western Wood- Working Co., Quaker City Machine 
Works, Stan Chain Works, National Church Furniture Co., Champion Manufacturing Co., Richmond Machine Works, F. & N. Lawn 
Mower Works, Richmond School Furniture Co. , Haynes Veneer Blackboard Co. , Perfection Manufacturing Co. , Fulton Boiler Works, 
Richmond Bicycle Works, The Elliott & Reid Fence Works, Wiggins' Tannery, Rowlett Desk Co., Fry Bros.' Planing Mill Co., Louck 
& Hill Planing Mill Co., U. S. Baking Co. Cracker Factory; Emil Minck, brewery ; Artificial Ice Co., Champion Roller Milling Co., 
Richmond Roller Mills ; Light, Heat and Power Co., Hasty Bros.' Confectionery Factory, Richardson-Weber Candy Co., Wilke China 
Kiln Factory, Richmond Chair Co., Yates Manufacturing Co., Nixon Pap?r Mill Co. There are cigar and other similar factories, 
necessarilv omitted. 



Richmond enjoys the reputation of being the prettiest, cleanest and healthiest city in the Union. As beautiful as the views in 
this book are, they only give an imperfect idea of what nature, art, wealth and public spirit have accomplished here. As a rule, old 
towns are marred by narrow, croaked and diagonal streets ; on the contrary, our thoroughfares are broad and straight, and so bordered 
by shade trees that they appear like avenues through a well-kept forest, under intertwining branches. The sidewalks are well paved 
and leveled. The public buildings in Richmond are notably fine. The court-house, almost new, sits in the midst of a well-shaded lawn, 
and presents a most imposing appearance. The building and its furniture cost the people of Wayne county nearly a half-million dollars. 
Our City Hall is now about ten years old, but is still a handsome structure, neatly faced with stone. The Hotel Westcott is a splendid 
monument to the public spirit of our people. Although it is now owned by John M. Westcott, alone, it was planned and built by the 
Commercial Club, a body of citizens who taxed themselves heavily that Richmond might have a hotel worthy of her thrift and her 
trade. The Westcott is known far and wide for its stately proportions and its massive beauty. It is a thoroughly modern up-to-date 
hotel, with a hundred splendid rooms. One of the special features of which our citizens are justly proud is St. Stephen's Hospital. 
This institution was erected and is maintained by private contributions. The city schools are of the best ; its colleges, like its manufac- 
tories, have a most enviable reputation. Its grand library speaks of culture, its many churches of religion. Its hundreds of costly 
residences, in the midst of beautiful grounds, and its great hives of industry, tell a story of remarkable thrift. The squalid and dis- 
reputable quarters common, even to smaller cities, do not exist here. There is a vigilant police force, but the total number of arrests in 
the year ending April 30, 1896, was only 668, and but few of these were for crime. 

The water supply is abundant and pure ; the amount furnished to the city daily is 2,500,000 gallons, or 208 gallons per capita. 
The system of sewerage is excellent, and there are but few portions of the city without sewer privileges. The garbage is disposed of in 
a crematory erected for the purpose. The slaughter-houses are made to conform to the strictest sanitary rules. As a result of a healthy 
location, and of the cleanliness of the city, generally, we have a lower death rate than any other city of equal size in the United States. 
The total number of deaths in the year ending April 30th, 1896, was 255. 

Our fire department is so admirably managed that the total loss from fire in the past year was only $6,096. The assessed valu- 
ation of taxables on May 1st, 1S96, was Si 1,221,180. The city management has been careful to keep the bonded indebtedness at as low 
an ebb as possible. As a consequence the city may yet contract a bonded debt of $141,423.60, without exceeding the constitu- 
tional limit. 

The population of Richmond, as shown by sworn statements of school enumerators. May 1st, 1S95, was 20,334. The Richmond 
Electric Railway line furnishes convenient connection with the Union Depot, Earlham College and Glen Miller Park. The latter park 
is well known, and is a resort that attracts people from distant cities, who desire to drink of its pure, cold and sparkling water, and enjoy 
the shade of its native trees on its picturesque hills. It has been beautified at great expense to the city, and its broad and level drive- 
ways, its romantic bridges, its artificial lake, its flower-beds and its zoological collection all combine to make it a most attractive park. 
The South Tenth Street Park is a beautiful grove, and will be made a lovely place in the near future. The Starr Park occupies the site 
of the long abandoned cemetery of Friends. The remains of the dead have all been removed, and James M. Starr has not only donated 
it to the city, but has constructed solid drive-ways and walks, and made it a gem, which will reflect lustre on his name when he is no 
longer with us. He who stands on any of the bridges which span the Whitewater, and gazes at the seenery of wondrous beauty spread 
out before him, will say that early Friends, when they wrote and spoke of the beautiful Whitewater country, did not overdraw the 
picture. 




BIRD'S-EYE VIEW OF RICHMOND IN 1884. 




MAYORS <1K RICHMOND. 




CITY OFFICERS. 
C0DNCII.MEN — 1st Ward- 1. Win. H. Peterson: 2. Wm. Kortliaus. 2d Ward: 3. Thomas W. Gibbs; 4. Chas. H. Clawson. 3d Ward: 8. David P. Whelan; ci. Jesse H. Brooks. 4th Ward: 7. Wm. 
C.F.Heiger: x. Adoloh Blh-kwedel. r.th Ward: !l. James ['. Halm; 1". .1. II. Kehlenhrink. nth Ward: 11. William D. Hvan: 12. striek. W.iiillilan. 7th Ward: 13 (ieo M. \yl.r: 1 1 Mahlon A Bell. 
Chief Fire Engineer: 15. James Parsons. City Clerk: 16. Joseph II. Winder. City Attorney: 17. Arthur C.Lindemuth. Treasurer: 18. Gilbert H. Scott. Council. Messenger: 19. Robt. F. Davie. 




CITY OFFICERS. 
Commissioners — ]. Paul C. Graff; i. James w. Henderson; ::. John. I. Harrington; 4. Joseph S. Zeller: .',. James McNeil. Park Commissioners — ii. Joseph C. Ratlifr. Prest.: 
,. Josph K. M ilhk.'ii. Iiva-.. -.. Win. H.imvlbrerht. Ser'y. »i Horn, lioAKD — '.I. Daniel W. Surface, Sec'v : I". A. W. llempleman. Prest.: 11. lieni. siarr. Treat. Hkmth iikeicer— 
12. 1. Henry Davis, M. 11. Imin [NSPBOTOB— 1:1. Dr. J. B. Cloud. Street commissioner- 14. John F. Davenporl. M vreet M istke- l.",. I-Mwm 1 1. Dun ham. citv civil, 
hxif inker— hi. Henry 1.. Weber: Assistants: 17. Fred. 1!. Charles; Is. Frank J. Hunt; III. Koswell C. Harris. 




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Members of the First Fire Department. 1830. They are still living. 



Row Boat. 
Third Fire Engine tiseil in Richmond. Bought in 1S50. Cost $1,210.00. 




First Steam Fire EuKinr. piuvluiseil 1XH0. Cost *r>,000. 




Nicholson Painting & Mfg. Co, 
Half Tone Work a Specialty. Printers and Binders of this Book. 




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JOHN J. HOERNER, 

and Retail Baker, 13 & 15 Soi 



C. H. SUDHOFF, 

Staple and Fancy Groceries. ]s:j Ft. Wayne Aye 




Foot of South Fourth and E Streets. 

(Looking South.) 




John? 
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> Jobbers of Notion 



ADAM H. BARTEL CO. 

Established Feb. 1, 1S77. Incorporated Jan. 2, IS9*. 

AND Fl'RNlSHlSG GOODS. MANUFACTURERS OF PANTS, DCC 

opposite I'ni'in I'us'en^er Station 



Coats, overalls. Shirts, Etc. 




IRVIX REED & SON, 

Hardware, Glass, and Farming Implements 
631 & B33 Main Street. 




SEDGWICK BROS. CO., 
Manufacturers of wike Fences, Gates, and Lawn Furniture. 




RICHMOND STEAM LAUNDRY. 
919 Main street D. W. Walters, Proprietor. 



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FLETCHER, "THE WESTCOTT " HATTER. 




Main Street. 
(l00k1xg kl.-t from eighth st 




Interior View of Beall & Gregg's Clothing House, 

803 Maix Street. 




Residence of P. W. Smith. 




View ix Glex Miller Pari 

(Looking West from Brldqe.) 




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Wayne County Court House. 

HI'II.T 1X110. 



■ S T ARB PIANO ! s • » 



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John Lumsden, President. 
Henry Gennett. Vice President 

Bes.i. Starr, Secretary and TI- 



THE STARR PIANO COMPANY. 
Established 1 



Incorporated IMKt. 




Jird's-Eye View of the Starr Piano Factory. 




Residence of Benjamin Starr, 
Secketaky and Treasurer of The Stark Piano Com; 




Miller Par 




Viet is Glen Miller Pake. 



Drltetay in Glen Miller Park, near High Point Hotel. 




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GAAP, SCOTT & CO'S WORKS. 




1. E. H. Dennis. 2. Jos. H. Craighead. 3. J. Milton (innr. i. Win. <;. Seolt. .".. Howard Campbell, li. .1. \. Mie|ihurd. 7.! 
8. Geo. P. Early. 10. W. J. Bobie. 11. Frank From me. 12. Charles P. Holton. 13. Ira C. Woods. 14. Charles H. Land. 15. 
17. John B. Hartkorn. 18. Milton B. Craighead, m. Earl Woods. 20. Scott Sayre. 21. Horatio N. Land, (deceased). 22. Abra 




GAAR. SCOTT & CO. — Loading Platform, Etc. 




Residence of Geo. R. wi 





KicsiiiKNt'E of Ellis X. Gi 




.s. N. Jenkins. 



Established 1853 

JENKINS & CO. 




The di.ii Mill at Glen Miller Park 




UNION NATIONAL BANK. 



Jl sse Cates. President. 

HI. C. Henley, Vice President. 

Geo. L. Cates. Cashier. 

Ed. H. Cates, Assistant Cashier. 



Capital Stoi k, 



-1110,1)1111. 

200,000. 




THE GEO. H. KNOLLEXBERG CO. 

Dry Goods and Carpet House. 




.Members of the Firm and Employes of. 
The Geo. H. Knollenberg Co. 




Dress Goods Room of The Geo. H. Knollenbekg Co. 




Carpet Room of The Geo. H. Knollenberg Co. 




Main Street. 

(Looking West from Eleve 




(View of Works from E street. I 

HOOSIER DRILL COMPANY. 

I Burton .i. Westcott, Se 




I View from Fourteenth St. ) 

Works of Hoosier Drill Company. 




View in Glen Miller Park. 




DEUKER BROS. 
Staple and Fancy urocers. Cor. Ft. Wayne Aye. and X. Sixth St. 



Res. of Henky W. Iieieer 




IUMI'KN. I UK WlU.lAM H. 




Residence op David p. Whe 




residence UK I.. M. Jo 




Residence ok Noah H Hi 




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Main Street. 

View fkom West Side of River.) 




THE RAILROAD STORE. 

(Near Union Depot. 
Dry Goons. Ci.othtng, Furnishings, Hats and C ips, Bo 
Cor. Eighth ami North E streets. 




.1 1MES E. It 



Daily < \r.w itv. am ISr.i. 



CHAMPION ROLLER MILLING CO. 

High est Grade of Fi.iii k .-. Brands: "White Satis" 



Sit "TKinE OP Itli'llMONIi 




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Ruins of the Old Elliott Mill. 

South-Enst of City. 




The Finest 



LUEBKEMAN & KRONE. 

Merchant Tailors. 

Best Eqiipped Tailoring Establishment in 

26 & 28 North Ninth Street. 




CHARLES A. WILSON, 
o Date"' Men's furnishing Goods and Hats, no. soo Mai 
Agent for Chas. E. smith & Son's Custom-made Shirts, Cincinnati 




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April 25, 1895. 




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A. U. Liken. .Ius.Kami.ek. 

A. G. LUKEN & CC. 

Wholesale and Retail Dkoggists, and Dealers in Paints, Oils. 
Established 1S75. Varnishes, Etc. Nos. 628 & 630 Main St. 



.Ias. E. Reeves. Prest. ( . w. Fkhgfson, \ ice Prest. J. F. Ki 

FIRST NATIONAL BANK. 




The Emuons Ri sibi s 



The Kellev, Emmons and Reid Block. 

Soi in Eighth street. 







First School House in Wayne County. 

(Built in 1812— Still Standing.) 
Also picture of Jonathan Robert9, who, in 1S14, attended school in this building.) 




L. T. LEMON. President 

C. 1-. Walters. Vice-President 

II. T. Lemon, Secretary. 



RICHMOND CITY MILL WORKS. 
k i mill Machinery. 




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GEO. W. SCHEPMAX, 

Popclak Pkice Merchant Tailor, 407 Main St 




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Old Indiana Yearly Meeting House. 

Erected in ls'>*. and used continuously until 1878. 





Indiana Yearly Meeting House, (Orthodox.] Erected l*7s 



Friends' Church. Erected 18 





Whitewater Friends' Meetim. Hoise. Erected is 



Indiana Yearly Meeting House, (Hh 




Garfield School Br 



Baxter School Bci 




ROBINSON MACHINE WORKS. 




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. V. Rowlett. Manager. CHAMPION MFG. CO. Established 1SSS6. 

Mancfaotubeks of Rowlett's Lawn Moweks, Cultivators, Plows, Etc. 




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Timothy Nicholson. 
Joe W. Nicholson. 
Thomas Nicholson. 



[Established in I860.] 

NICHOLSON & BRO., 

LEEKS, STATIONERS, AND WALL PaPEB DEALER-- 

729 Main Street. 




lames Allen. Luurenee Miller. Scott Mark ley. lr 



sher. Jacob Miller 

is L. Pogue. 



POGUE, MILLER & CO. 

Wholesale Hakdwake. 



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cliarles a. francisco. 
Samtel Dickinson. 
Josepu J. Dickinson. 



J. DICKINSON & CO., 
mortgage loans and safety deposit vault. 
Richmond. Indiana. 




Views on East Fork of Whitewater Rivef 





Bn hmond Roller Mill ami E 



F. c>i X. Lawn Mower Company. 





Richmond Corn Mill. 



EICBTH STREE 



Geo. C. Detch, Agent. 




Margaret Smith Hume for Aged Women. [Established in October, 1SS7.] 
Trusters: James E. Taylor, M. D., Samuel C. Brown. Thomas II. Harris 





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Wayne County Orph ins 1 Home, West Richmond. 




Residence of T. Henry Davis. M. I> 




Residence of State Senator Charles E. S'hiveley. 




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RICHMOND DAILY PALLADIUM. 



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3c. Each!!! 3c. Each!!! 

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Hnseraeier & Siekmann. 



Hot Weather Clothing. 

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FEED. GROTHAUS, 
Fienitibe, NOS. 533 & 535 Main Street. 



.1. A. CUNNINGHAM, 
Boots and Shoes, So. .".29 Main i 




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1)1 IMOND" Mil 



DILLE & McGUIRE MFG. CO. 

SlH.K CllNTKAITHKS AMI Kl KM^IIKKS TH THE < UllMHlAN E.\ 




Swaths Cn 



20-lNi'H "Piamonh" Hiuh Grass Mower. 



DILLE & McGUIRE MFG. CO. 



itreks of Fine Lawn Mowers. 



B. W. McGUIRE, sr.. President. 

E. \V. McGcike. Jr., Sec'y-Treas. 
S. A. Haines. Manager of Sales. 




Established I860, 

I. R. HOWARD & CO. 
Wholesale Grocers, ^nn to 208 Fort Wayne Aventi 




Manufacturer of Ik 



FACTORY OF M. C. HENLEY. 

Established 1880. 
;i> WOOD-WORKING Machinery, Bicycles, Lawn Mowers, Roller Skates. 




Residence of M. C. Henley. 




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Fifteenth Street, I.c 



City Street Roller. 




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RICHMOND BICYCLE CO., 
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imoi. House. Erected IS 




Members of the Firm and Employes op the Boston Store. 
HASEMEIER & SIEKMANN. 




H. H. C. IlASEME 



Henry r. siekm 



■BOSTON STORE. 



HASEMEIER & SIEKMANN. 

DRY GOODS, NOTIONS AND CLOAKS. 

819 & 821 Main Street. 




Masonic Temple. Erected 1S94. 

First Floor Occupied by the Post Office. 




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Nohth K .Street — Looking East from Eighth Street. 





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J. H. SSBFLOTH. 

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P. A. Rbi ii, Secretary-Treasurer. 

Timothy Harrison, Manager of igen 



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HAKRY SEEFLOTH, 



PARK STEAM DYE AND CARPET CLEANING WORKS, 
lull Socm C Street. Established 1863. Ciias. Winkler, Proprietor. 




H. R. DOWNING & SON, 

Undertakers. 
Iffice, L6 North Eighth Street. Residence, 214 X. Thirteenth Street. Telephone i 




Residence of D. G. Keip. 




THE " K. & K." STEAM LAUNDRY, 

Shaw & swaynie. Proprietors. 
Office and Works, No. ii> North Eighth street. Telepih 





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NUSBAUM & MASHMEYER, 

Dry Goods, Notions. Cloaks. Etc. - Cor. Eighth and Mj 




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lllli Main Street. 
Fine Confectionery, Frksh Oybters, Ice Cream t 




Falls on West FORK of Whitewater Ri 



View on •■ Tlisti etiiwaite's Po' 




FULTON STEAM BOILER WORKS. 





Bird's-Eye Views of " Easthaven," i Eastern Indiana Hospital foe the In 






Residence of Augustus C. Scott. 



The Evening Item. 




nt Sale 

IN - - 

VHATS 



L. M. JONES &CO.I 



in the City, 
uan ana Learn Prices. 

Lichtenfeis <fe Co. 

831 and 883 Main Street 

Low- Priced Clothiers. — -»- 




RICHMOND CASKET COMPANY. 
Established 1872, 



I. O. O. F. BLOCK. 




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buffalo robe and a purse of *20. All these we 
leen cords and twenty feet of #ood wood, and it 
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■ ramilies of Union soldiers. William Parry, Township Trustee, was 
lorhiMid bringing in the most wood lo be donated to these families, 
neighborhood east of the city, on the National pike. The prize 
n .human t>r February, lsii:!, when the mercury was 10 below zero, 
an, John Haw kins. < Onirics Maniion, Kli Hawkins, and Richard Benj. 
it positions. The load was drawn by ten horses, and Robert Comer 
John Hawkins, Sr., and bad been used as a high-wheeled vehicle in 



and it had been a loj; wapon. These wheels had an eitfht-inch boxing. 

? corner of what is now Thirteenth and Main streets. Jacks were secu 
.ilroad company, the rear of the wa^oii was lifted up, and the spokes sawed off of the unbroken wheel so as to leave only the two hubs. Then 
the load was pulled to the corner of Fifth and Main on these bubs. The friction was so trreat that they frequently blazed, and men with water in buckets 
were continually required to put out the fire. Henry Miller delivered the wood, in dray loads, to the soldiers' families. He weighed one cord and it 

pulled down the scales at ::..'on pounds, so the entire load must have weighed about Hii..">ini pound-. It was measured bv the Citv \V I Measurer, Charles 

Taylor, who ^ave the result as above stated. The winners pave the $KH) and the buffalo robe to the relief fund and kept the $20 and the banner. The 
wagon, excepting the wheels, was made almost new for this marvelous load of wood. The hind hounds were twelve feet Ions, and other parts were 
large and strong in proportion. On the front of the wagon was a pole forty feet high, from which floated a twenty-foot banner. 



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OFFICERS \ND EMPLOYES OF THE SECOND NATIONAL BANK. 
1. Andrew F. Scott, President, (deceased). 2. Abrani Gaar, Director, (deceased ). :!. Wm. G.Scott, President. 4. John M.Gaar, Vice President. 5. D. (4. Reid. Second Vice 
President, li. John I). Duncan, Cashier, r. s. W . i.iiur. Assistant Cashier, s. I.. H. Man-held. Correspondent. '.I. A. I.. Smith, Individual Book-keeper. 10. Wm. C. Seeker, 

Kecoivinf; Teller. 11. Owen Owen-. Co nil Book-keeper. 1J. K. II. I .la-. I iidiMdiiah Book- keeper. 1::. Ceo. II. K:lv ver. I'm oil- Teller. H. Halter Henderson. Discount 

Clerk. IS. Albert E. Morel. Collection Clerk. 




Established 1S53. 

JENKIN'S & CO., 

Jewelers. 



t. f. McDonnell, 

Druggist and Pharmacist. 
730 Main Street. 



THE SECOND NATIONAL BANK. 

Capital, *150,000. Surplus Fund, $135,000. 










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THE CREAMER & SCOTT CO. CARRIAGE WORKS. 




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THE CREAMER & SCOTT CO. CARRIAGE WORKS. 





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IUsiiikm i: iif John h. Mkeiuiukk. 




GLEN MILLER LIVERY AND TRANSFER STABLES, 



Nos. H, 15 and 17 South Skti 



Joe Stevenson, Proprietor 





Richmond City Water Work 



Daniel K. Zeller. President. 
Ellis W. Thomas, Vice President, 

Joseph IS. lit ah. UK \n, Sffictarv. 
Matthew II. Dill, Treasurer. 
Feed. M. Ctrtis, supt'i-inu-nik-nt. 



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