Changes at Skidmore

Big business news in the February 2, 1900 Skidmore Standard (reprinted from the Maryville Tribune):

Arch F. Hitchcock of Skidmore, who was in Maryville, Tuesday, told The Tribune of a number of changes which have recently taken place, and improvements which have been made recently in the pretty town in which he lives.  Hi Montgomery, the banker, he said, has just completed a handsome new residence, in the eastern part of town and will soon move into it.  Daniel Albright, who has for several years lived on a farm east of Skidmore, also has built a house in the new addition, known as Highland View, and will move into it in a short time, and Sam Bender has just moved from his farm west of town, into a residence he has built in the Highland view addition.  Another man who put up a new residence which he is now occupying, is T. E. Haynes, a real estate dealer and money loaner.

Sewell Bros. & Montgomery moved, last week from W. R. Linville’s brick building, on the east side of Walnut street, which they had occupied seven or eight years, into a new double brick, recently erected on the west side of the street by W. J. Skidmore.  Mr. Linville has just completed a large addition to the building vacated by Sewell Bros. & Montgomery, and J. F. Kellogg will occupy the whole of it soon with his large general stock.

All of which makes it evident that Skidmore is enjoying an unusual degree of prosperity.

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