Terre Haute Postcards
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Prox Company matchbook
Prox Company has been in existence since 1875. Arriving in the United States from Germany in 1866, Frank Prox worked in Ohio for a while before moving in Terre Haute in 1869. In 1875, Prox along with his partner, D. W. Watson, started Watson and Prox a gas fitting, coppersmithing and plumbing Business. In 1877, Prox started his own busines with premises at 677 Main Street. The business expanded rapidly and new premises were built at 17 - 25 North Ninth Street. Entering a partnership with W. Riley McKeen and John F. Brinkman the new company, now named Prox and Brinkman Manufacturing, purchased the Phoenix Foundry and extra buildings were erected at 201 - 234 North Ninth Street. In 1902, Brinkman retired from the company and in 1905 Frank Prox purchased McKeen's share of the company.
The new Frank Prox Company steam and hot water boilers and mining equipment as well as jobbing in mills, mines working with steam, hot water, general plumbing and gas fitting. Frank Prox died on January 20th, 1921.
This unused postcard has no other printed text. The Quaker Maid company was opened in 193o and was situated at 300 North Fruitridge Avenue. Owned by the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company the plant produced food for the Ann Page, Iona and Sultana brands. At the time of its construction it was the largest food processing plant under one roof in the world. There was major remodelling in 1940 and 1953. The plant closed in 1979 and the premises were taken over by Jadcore who recycle plastics and produce custom packaging.
This unused postcard has the printed text...
Terre Haute, Indiana
Hwy 41 North & U.S. 63
Swimming Pool. The Ramada Inn with 112
luxurious units all with color T.V. Dining room,
and beautiful Candlelight Lounge with
Colorcraft Studios, 114 E. 32nd St., N.Y., N.Y. 10016
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