Standard Coach Pad Company

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  • Standard Coach Pad Company
Transportation and Warehousing
  • Transit and Ground Passenger Transportation
  • 1883
  • Date unknown
Key Persons
    • 65 W. Henry St., Wooster, 44691, Ohio, United States

The New Building: Of the Standard Coach Pad Company

  • The New Building: Of the Standard Coach Pad Company
    • This company, although young, is displaying sufficient enterprise to command the attention of everybody. It is but a short time it was organized, yet it is far advanced, having a building with sufficient capacity to do a large amount of work, fairly under way. The building is located on the corner of Henry and Grant streets, near what is familiarly known as the "Dutch church" the lot on which it will stand is 180x180 and was purchased from T. J. McElhenie, ex-County Auditor, for the sumer of $1,100.

The building, when completed, will be 32x80 feet and three stories high, the first story being 12 feet, the second 11, and the third 10 feet, and will be brick with slate roof, making it fire proof.

The first floor will contain the business office of the company, packing room, etc. The second and third stories will be occupied by workmen. The rear end of the building will be set apart for stock rooms of various kinds and an elevator will be put in for the purpose of transferring goods from one room to another.

The work on the building will be first class in every respect. The foundation is built of Massillon stone and the work was done by Michael Goodman. The brick is furnished by Jacob Palmer and the laying is being done under the supervision of Wm. Woodland and Michael Goodman. The carpenter work has been let to Joseph Hill, who with a corps of able workmen are pushing the building with all possible speed.

The company did not let the work by contact but appointed W. A. Underwood, Jacob Palmer and John H. Taylor as committeemen to superintend the purchasing of material and the execution of the work. The building will be an ornament to the city and the company a credit as well as a great benefit. As to the number of hands to be employed, none of the officers are able to say, that being regulated by the amount of goods sold. We have no doubt the enterprise will be a success, judging from the energy displayed by the company in the erection of the building and getting down to business. We will give a further discription (sic) of the works when once in operation.

We might, with propriety, add, that not a dollar in cash or property has been donated to this company by the people of this city, the members of the company furnishing the necessary amount themselves. Many will say "that is all right, they expect to make the money out of it," all of which is true. But suppose they had gone to Mansfield or Canton, would not the enterprising citizens of those cities gladly have contributed enough to at least purchase the buildings. The principal of subsidizing enterprises may be wrong but when out neighbors do it we must also do it or not secure them. [1]

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  1. Jacksonian, Wooster, Ohio. 1882 November 16, p. 3.