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JIM: Sidewalks were responsibility of property owners in 1909

The following three articles caught my eye; they're from the front page of the June 23, 1909 News. (The first two articles, as published in the paper, weren't headlined.) - JIM


Feese & McLean awarded courthouse contract
Mr. H.C. Feese and Mr. Fred McLean have been awarded the contract to repaint the court-house, two coats, beginning at the basket, on to the cupalo (sic), and coming to the ground story. This includes all the metal and woodwork. The contractors will probably begin the work this week. The committee appointed to let the contract, will also have all inside work revarnished and repainted. The Committee also expects to have glass put on the dials of the clock and an electric light placed in the dome, in order to see the time after night.

Mr. Wilson's new tenants: purveyors of hardware and ice cream
Mr. R.B. Wilson, who has just completed his large two room store building, at Cane Valley, has rented one part to be used as a Hardware Store, while Mr. E.C. Page, is now occupying the other half and furnishing the people of that section with ice cold soft drinks, fancy groceries, cigars and tobaccoes.

The sidewalk ordinance for both sides of Main Street to the branch at Eubank shop and to the street at W.W. Jones, and on both sides of Market St. from the square to the alley at the Presbyterian Church and to Garnett Avenue, passed by the [City] Board last October will be up July 1, 1909, and all unfinished walks in this territory will be advertised and let to a contractor to build.

(Although not stated in the notice, the ordinance required owners who had failed to have the sidewalks built along their property frontage to be billed for the work done by the contractors.)

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