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Armstrong Bros

Armstrong Bros

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a.k.a. Bockstege Furniture Co

1501 W Franklin St, formerly 301 W Franklin St / 300 N Seventh Ave, formerly 500 Seventh Ave
Evansville, IN

Quick Timeline

1874 Armstrong Furniture Co built
1890 Destroyed by fire but rebuilt
<1895 Furniture Factory
1917 Enlarged

Location

Northwest corner of Franklin and Seventh
District: Lamasco
Latitude: 37.980752
Longitude: -87.58587
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six story largest in evv armstrong furniture co established 1855 old factory at 4th and division moved 1874 (incorporated) showroom 209-215 main st showrooms on 1st st, factory at seventh and franklin [1880] Evansvile, Indiana Tornado May 11, 1886 - ARMSTRONG FURNITURE CO., roof off and stock deluged, loss $10,000 offices moved to Ichenhauser building c1888 1888-50 armstrong franklin and 7th 8 july 1890 destroyed by fire rebuilt as L

out of business 1893 not in 1894 cd (recievership)

1895 j e a hoing furniture fac honing hoing/honig/honing hoing furniture co typo in marchand notes as honig

Bockstege Furniture Co bockstege/bockstage located at the corner of Franklin Street and 7th Avenue sept 2 1900 occupy old hoing furniture factory formerly armstrong had bay window on Seventh under parapet

1917 enlargment along W Franklin (toward Pigeon Creek) becomes hercules body co (spin off of servel hercules body division, homage to old company) 1936 later hercules manufacturing co 1948 wing added along franklin st>1910 <1962


See also

HistoricEvansville.com: Businesses / Commercial
HistoricEvansville.com: Lamasco district

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