Skidmore City Water Works Contract, 1921

If the internet is to be believed, the amount would be about $344,650 in today’s dollars. Here’s the latest on the 1921 Skidmore Water Works project from the September 8, 1921 Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1, of course:

Let Water Works Contract Last Night.
Ladd Construction Co. Gets Job at $22,706.60 — Work Must be Completed by January.

The City Council awarded the contract for the installation of the water works last night.
The bid accepted was for $22,706.60, and was submitted by the Ladd Construction Co. of Peotone, Ill. According to the contract, the Ladd Construction Co. will begin the shipment of materials within 15 days, and the actual work will be started within 30 days. The job is to be completed within four and one-half calendar months.

The E. T. Archer Co., of Kansas City, who made the estimates and drew up the specifications, will have a representative here at all times to see that the work is done according to specifications and that the materials used are of standard make and quality.

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