Story of Hagerstown Maryland, 1911
HAGERSTOWN LOUNGE CO., Manufacturers of Couches and Davenports, Turkish Chairs, Bed Springs. Factory and Sales Room, North Prospect Street.—The manufacturing interests of Hagerstown have been steadily increasing for many years, and today the City manufactures various articles that find sale throughout many States and even foreign countries. One of the best known enterprises is that of the Hagerstown Lounge Company, which has been established since 1887, and has been in successful operation from the very beginning down to the present time. The plant is perfectly appointed throughout, and a large number of skilled people are constantly employed, turning out as fine a line of medium grade couches and davenports as are to be found on the market today. The products of this Company are shipped throughout Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. The members of the Company are, Van C. Beachley, Treas., and C. F. Beachley, Secretary.
THE TO-KO COMPANY.—This is an incorporated Company with a Capital of $20,000. It has been established for about three years, and To-Ko has been widely introduced throughout this section of the country and has become known as "The Drink that Satisfies." It is for sale at all fountains and in bottles at the usual price of five cents. This drink is fully guaranteed by the manufacturers to be absolutely pure, and the business of the Company is destined to greatly expand as the years grow by. At the present writing the most extensive business is done throughout Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. All proprietors of bottling plants should make a special effort to secure the special license for the exclusive bottling of To-Ko in their territory. The officers of this Company are, H. R. Rudy, Pres.; H. L. Meredith, Treas., and T. J. Fuqua, Sec. and Gen. Manager. The plant is thoroughly sanitary, and the great business transacted now requires the employment of a number of people.
ANTIETAM MILL COMPANY.—This is indeed a very famous institution and has been established for about 25 years. The Mill is located at Funkstown, and the main office and warerooms have been located at Hagerstown for the past year. The products of the Company have become very famous, and they are manufacturers of the very choicest grades of winter and spring wheat flours, their winter wheat brands being "High Life" and "White Fawn" and spring wheat brands are "Aloha," "Gold Medal" and "Axa." They also make a specialty of bran and middlings, "BADGER" horse, mule and dairy feed, burrground corn meal both white and yellow, re-cleaned cracked corn, etc. One of the leading departments of the enterprise is devoted to the handling of all kinds of poultry feed, and they are Southern distributors for Park and Pollards Poultry Foods, and carry a very full line in stock including Scratch and Chick. This mill has a large capacity, and the products have a wide sale and are in growing demand. Mr. George M. Wolfe is now the general manager of the business. The trade covers Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.
WILLSON & STEVENSON. —Distributors for Eastern and Western Rye Whiskies, also blenders of fine whiskies, dealers in flasks, demijohns, cordials and imported and domestic brandies. This leading and prominent concern is located at the South-East corner of the Public Square. A large and imposing three-story building is occupied. The business now transacted by the house is exceedingly large, and no firm name in this part of the world is more highly esteemed than that of Willson & Stevenson. Both members of the firm, Messrs. W. D. Willson and G. S. Stevenson, have been identified with the trade here for many years, and they have a thorough knowledge of the requirements of their many patrons. They handle the very finest brands, only, and are very liberal in their dealings. This is one of the best Wholesale Liquor establishments in the State.
R. D. McKEE, Hardware,—The location of this enterprise is next to the Market House on North Potomac Street, and is connected with both telephone exchanges. The business has been established for a period of 10 years, and has been a success from the very beginning. The stock carried is exceedingly large comprising everything in general hardware, paints, oils, cutlery, woodenware, tinware, graniteware, coolers, lawn mowers, hammocks, in fact, everything pertaining to the stock of a high-class establishment of this character. Mr. McKee is liberal in his dealings, and he has a growing patronage. Mr. McKee has always been a firm believer in Hagerstown, and thinks the City has a bright future.
HOTEL CENTRAL.—This Hotel is located at the Southwest Corner of the Public Square, and is conducted on the American plan at the very reasonable rates of $1.00 per day and special rates by the week, or longer. The rooms are all kept in perfect order, and every feature of the establishment is conducted with success, meeting the full requirements of guests. At the Bar which is run in connection, can be found all the famous brands of wines, beer and liquor on the market; likewise, all the leading brands of cigars. Mr. J. R. Stover is the proprietor of the business, and is one of the well-known business men of the City.
Clarence E. Weaver
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Business enterprises, Maryland, Hagerstown
Hagerstown (Md.), 1911