February 25, 1900: State-of-the-art Building Opens for Business


By Margaret Leidy Harner from her book One Day at a Time: A Social History of Boyertown, PA.

February 25, 1900: The Dunn and Company Cigar Factory has just opened for operation on South Franklin Street, and it is the most modern building in town, having conveniences very few private homes possess.

The three-story structure has electricity, an elevator, water on each floor, a water closet (lavatory) on the first floor, two fire escapes, sky lights and 200 windows. It cost $13,000 to build.

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