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History: Gill & Waggener opened in April or May 1914

A few may also remember building as site of the W.I. Ingram store where one purchased textbooks in its day - on site of what we know as old Firestone Building
Comments about: T.E. Waggener operated store at 200 Public Square

By Mike Watson
Adair County Historian

Gill and Waggener Store was operated in Columbia by W.H. Gill andThomas E. Waggener. The business opened under this name in April orMay 1914 on the site of what we know as the old Firestone store. Theyadvertised furniture, dress goods, and all other general merchandise.The also bought meat, lard, eggs and other produce. The partnershipwas dissolved in March 1916 when Mr. Waggener bought out Mr. Gill, thestore would continue in the same location.

Some may remember this as the building from which Mr. W.I. Ingramoperated his store for many years. His was the place in Columbia topurchase school textbooks. Mr. Ingram's ink stamp was inside the frontof every book.- Mike Watson

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Southwest Corner Columbia, KY Square - W.I. Ingram Bldg.

2012-04-30 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo from collection of Ann Heskamp Curtis. Ann Heskamp Curtis sent a copy of this postcard which shows the buildings including, far right, what is today the Arnold/Firestone Building on the Square and was, at the time, the W.I. Ingram building.
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