Out of the past 10/9/12

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

1987

The old shoe factory on Main Street will come down the same way it went up: One brick at a time; D. and R. Demolition of Cairo, Ill., has been awarded a contract by the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce to take down the 81-year-old structure.

Main Street merchant Kent Zickfield recently decided to strip the orange and white plastic facing off the front of Zickfield's Gift Box, 27 N. Main St.; the removal exposed windows on the building, including an original arched window; the brick facades have been restored, the brick and window frames have been repainted.

1962

The Cape Girardeau School Board has agreed to buy a future school site on Bertling Street; the board voted last night to exercise its option to buy more than 14 acres known as the Schonhoff property for $25,000; a total of $5,000 had already been paid in option renewals.

Fire originating in the kitchen at Pfister's Circle Drive-In, 2125 Broadway, causes extensive damage to the building and its facilities in the morning.

1937

Dr. G.W. Walker goes to Charleston, Mo., in the afternoon to aid with the cornerstone-laying ceremony of the new post office building there; Walker has just retired as grand master of the Masonic Lodge in Missouri.

The cost of construction of 3,000 feet of asphaltic concrete pavement on Independence Street, west from West End Boulevard, was $4,357.32; the city council accepted the street Friday.

1912

The black voters of Cape Girardeau County organized a political club last night; the officers elected were: A.M. Oliver, president; Emil Abernathy, first vice president; C.W. McGuire, second vice president; John Thomas, third vice president; H.D. Hamilton, fourth vice president; G.E. Randol, secretary; E.W. Smith, Treasurer; elective committee: George Goins, Paul Young, E.F. Busch, M.W. Oliver and the Rev. W.W. Russell; sergeant at arms, B.N. Nance.

Linder Miller of Jackson and E.L. Miller of Millersville pass through Cape Girardeau on their way to Tennessee, where they will sell a carload of mules that they shipped out of Jackson in the morning.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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