Jewell Grocery - I00F building has long colorful history

Jewell Grocery-IOOF Building History


March 30, 2023

After 114 years, another chapter in the history of Jewell was brought to a close as demolition began, March 13, 2023, on the building that, among other things, had provided groceries for most of its existence. Greg Wilson was the owner-operator of the huge excavator that did the job. The building had a long, colorful history.

In 1909 brick was coming to Jewell by the trainload, with as many as five cars a day. A building boom was on as two new banks, a new high school and the IOOF Hall were built. The two bank buildings are the two brick buildings facing each other on Delaware Street. The...

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