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IAMOUS JENNER HOTEL BUILT IN 1894 I tt,L early 1890's Mr. and. The hotel, located on South Jenner and family Washington Street, was well pat- big two-story brick ronized for many years, under the Washington St., I management of Mr. Jenner, and of Dr. and Mrs. several others to follow him. With He had already the coming of the automobile, the a brick business hotel business in smaller places dwindled to a point it was un- , profitable to continue same, giv- a half block from the and at the time of Columbian Exposi- Cage, he built the Jen- and which is shown growing in front of the great many years. YOU see here is the as it was construct- 1894, when Exposition was lcago. On the north building on the hotel was a frame building in operated a butcher adjoining it was a On south was a lot, where a constructed at a lat- mg way to the cities. In 1940 Harry J. Wible, pub- lishing the Mount Pulaski Times- News, purchased the hotel build- and moved his printing office there from the Odd Fellows build- ing, giving the printing business room to greatly expand. Mr. Wible then bought the two..story building adjoining on the north to be used for the business office. The space in the stories above were made into apartments. During the first years of the buildings there were trees grow- ing in front of them, as may will remember. This picture was found recently by Miss Katie Jenner, while she was packing to move. 17EWSPAPER PLANT AND APARTMENTS --.SII.-TEIffIAL EDITION (Tlmu-News, ML PulaskL IlL) TIIURSDAY, JULY 13, 1961 won't flush. Or, the hot water isn't hot, or, the oil burner goes on a strike. But we've been fortunate in having a lot of pati- ent folks who make life as easy as possible for us that way. Apartment tenants as of July 1, 1961, are: Mr. and Mrs. David Dillon and baby; Mr. and Mrs. William Landreth, Miss Minnie Hershey, Miss Anna Roth, Mrs. Letitia Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Clar- ence Unland, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sheehorn and baby. Room tenants seek to regulate the type of build- are: Chloe Jenner (now at the ings erected in various sections Deaconess Home for a time) of the city and the classifications Lucille Grathwohl and Lillielhave been divided into four dis- Green. ZONING ORDINANCE PASSED BY COUNCIL (Oct. 9, 1952) A Zoning Ordinance recently passed by the City Council will trict areas. A building official has yet to be appointed by the Mayor to enforce the ordinance as well as receive the necessary appli- cations. Welcome to Mt. Pulaski next week, as you come to help us celebrate our 125th birthday. MOUNT PULASKI -- An Ideal Place To Live ! We're proud of Mount Pulaski, a fine modem City populated with fine people. As our City prepares to Celebrate its 125th Anniversary, we join in offer- ing sincere congratulations. Zim' rket An Ideal Place To Shop! We're proud, too, of our Modem Super Market. We have done everything possible to make your shop- ping pleasant and convenient. Here you'll find a wide selection in every department, well displayed in a modem, bright store, and a paved parking lot right at our front door. GREETINGS has been added touu stones, typesetting machines, r Hotel, famous in[etc. The kitc-he- n, with a concrete as a first class place floor was a "natural" for the big night, or to secure an Miehle press on which the paper Today, the build- is printed in part each week, as fUndamentally the well as magazine publication a partial new work. }USes not only a news- on the ground floor upper stories have into needed apart- acquired the in 1940 when it into an unwant- property. Sev- in previous years off as a hotel, but hotel in the small thing ot the past. ng back into the loan company's Yo-yo. So, when the decided OUtgrown their one- north side of the Odd Fellows build- only too happy to kind of arrange- could afford and a little each proved ideal for the lobby being office until ater when the tavern e building on the and the bus- into it. room made a corn- for presses, make- Then, the washroom adjoining the kitchen made a fine place to do our casting, routing, sawing" and making "pigs" for the type- setting machines. Up front just off the lobby was the cloak room which was con- verted into a perfect dark room for picture developing and using later-on in connection with a complete offset equipment plant that was added in 1941 and plac- ed in the salesman's room. The upstairs of the old hotel which had mostly one room serv- ice was converted into apartments, and all of them furnished. Mod- ernly equipped with gas, he: and cold water, refrigeration, electric and steam heat, many folks have found a haven there. Some were short-term tenants while others have made it their home for a number of years. We have enjoyed most of our many tenants, and those we did not appreciate, were not around for long. Running a newspaper is enough of a headache, but when you add onto that seven apartments and three single rooms, you have double headaches. If it isn't a leaky faucet, it's a toilet that FROM THE SOURDOUGH (ALIAS RUSS CURTIS) THIS CELEBRATION of our city's 125th anniversary is a lot of fun, and it brings back many pleasant memories of the "good old days." WE'RE OLD.TIMERS in the business life of Mount Pulaski ourselves, having served this area with gas and oil for the past 33 years. We feel very proud of our record of service and of the many friends we have made. AS OUR CITY celebrates with the biggest celebration in its history, we extend greetings to our customers and friends and best wishes to the city for many more years of progress. e WE'LL BE GLAD TO HAVE OUR FRIENDS DROP IN DURING THE CELEBRATION FOR A VISIT I CURTIS OIL COMPANY PHONE 792-5212 MOUNT PULASKI