Joseph Mills

Dublin Core

Title

Joseph Mills

Subject

Biography
Joseph Mills
Photo File: Biography
Carpenter Shop
Contractor
Old First Methodist Church
Stapp;s Chapel
D. S. Shellabarger House
James Millikin House
W. B. Hary
Lumber Business
Mills Lumber Co.
Lyon Co.
Home Mfg. Co.

Description

Photograph of Joseph Mills (died July 6, 1913). Veteran Decatur lumberman. He bought land at the corner of N. Main and William Streets in 1853 and started a carpenter shop. He was a contractor and building until 1878. During this time he erected, among many other important buildings, the Old First Methodist Church, Stapp's Chapel, D. S. Shellabarger house, now the high school annex, James Millikin house, and a great many business places. In 178 he became a partner of W. B. Hary in the lumber business. In 1911 the Mills Lumber Co. was sold to the Lyon Co. Its site is now occupied by the Home Mfg. Co. Photo by VanDeventer of Decatur, ran Mar 3, 1910 in the Decatur Herald or Review.

Creator

VanDeventer of Decatur, IL.

Source

Photo File: Biography - Mills, Joseph

Publisher

Decatur Herald and Review, Decatur, IL.
Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

3/3/1910.

Contributor

Joseph Mills

Rights

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Relation

none

Format

.jpg

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

BIO272

Coverage

Biography, Joseph Mills, Photo File: Biography, Lumberman, carpenter, contractor, builder, Old First Methodist Church, Stapp's Chapel, D. S. Shellabarger house, James Millikin house, W. B. Hary, Mills Lumber Co., Lyon Co., Home Mfg. Co.,VanDeventer Studio of Decatur, IL. Decatur Herald and Review.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

3.75 x 5"

Files

BIO272-MILLS,_JOSEPH, 8-4-1938.jpg

Citation

VanDeventer of Decatur, IL., “Joseph Mills,” Decatur Illinois Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed July 15, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/2267.