West Washington Street - 130-140 block even

140 W. Washington St. - Swords Building
Constructed for John L. Griffin, 1890

First Floor
1890 - Griffin Saloon & Griffin Grocery
1891 - J.B. Sword Saloon
1893 - J.W. McDonald Tin Shop
1898 - McMahan Billiard Room
1898 - Snellings Billiard Room
1899 - Shooting Gallery
1899 - First Morgan County Fair
1906 - Monroe Hotel
1908 - Cooke Brothers Meat Market
1914 - Chero-Cola Bottling
1914 - Madison Baking Co.
1922 - J.W. Reinhardt Harness Shop
1946 - Madison Supply Co.
1947 - Blackwell-Thurman Furniture Co.
1955 - Thurmond Furniture

Second Floor
1890s - Advertiser newspaper
1890s - Weekly Madisonian newspaper



Swords Building
Related History Blogs:
Mr. Swords is On of Our Most Progressive and Enterprising Citizens (covers 1890-1905); All Bottled Up (Chero-Cola years)
Video: Restoration of the Chero-Cola sign

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Swords Building c. 1895c. 1895Swords Building c. 1940c. 1940Madison Supply Co. c. 1946c. 1946Thurmond Furniture c. 1955   c. 1955   Thurmond Furniture c. 1955   c. 1955Thurmond Furniture 1962 1962