Manchester & Gill Building, 1902

From the January 17, 1902 Skidmore Standard (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Dr. J. E. Pierpoint Will Build.

Ground was broken today preparatory to the erection of a large brick building on Walnut street between T. P. Moorhead’s brick building and the one owned by Mrs. A. W. Sewell and occupied by Manchester & Gill. ┬áThe building will be 48 feet wide by 60 feet long, and when completed will be occupied by Manchester & Gill with their hardware and harness in addition to a large stock of furniture which they are planning to put in. Dr. J. E. Pierpoint is back of the enterprise.