Commercial and Professional Richmond in 1899

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Commercial and Professional Richmond in 1899


The Richmond Climax was a weekly newspaper. It was the forerunner of the Richmond Daily Register, which began publishing in 1917.

Here are some ads from the February 1, 1899Climax. This listing gives us a look at the commercial and professional scene in a Richmond of long ago. Unless otherwise noted, all advertising businesses were operating in Richmond.

Thurman Grocery Co., corner of Cheapside and Main.

S. Neville Moberly – Furniture Maker – Undertaker.

The Maine Commission Grocery – Dry goods, Notions and Other Articles. Thomas Meighen, Manager, corner of Cheapside and Main.

E. Lane – Jewelers and Optician, Second Street.

Picture Framing, Paint and Glass, Wall Paper, Window Shades. George M. Willging. 209 West Main Street.

Grigsby and Muncy, Equitable Life Agents. Office – Main Street.

Boots, Shoes and Gents Furnishings, Douglas, Bright and Company, 207 West Main Street.

Neff and Million, sole agents for Pine Knot Coal. We also handle baled hay, conr, etc. Office near R.N.I. & B. depot. Telephone 21.

E. Deatherage and Co., Grocery.

Rice and Arnold, Shoes and Boots, etc.

Douglas and Simmons Hardware, Anchor Cooking Stoves.

Madison National Bank, Main Street.

Covington and Mitchell, 215 White Front.

W. D. Oldham & Co., Richmond, Mt. Sterling and Georgetown.

Wheeler and Wilson Sewing Machine, Dewey Music Company.

Call at Jones Saloon Parlor when in town, Phone 3, Second Street.

Madison Monumental Works, Est. 1863. James T. Hamilton, Proprietor.

Biggerstaff and Oldham – Rockers, Chiffoniers, Sideboards, Camp Stands, Umbrella Stands.

Cash Store – spot cash, Higgins and Ellis, West Main Street.

Southern Mutual Investment Co. of Lexington, Ky. Mrs. A. T. Million, Local Agent, Richmond, Ky.

Taylor Brothers Hardware.

Attorneys and Physicians

R. W. Miller – Burnam Building.

J. A. Sullivan – Office over Taylors Hardware opposite the courthouse on Main Street.

H. B. Hogg – 13 First Street, upstairs.

J. C. and D. M. Chenault, office on Second Street overChenault’s Grocery.

Dr. H. R. Gibson – Physician and Surgeon. Office in the Joe Collins Building on South Second Street.

Charles Hooker – Veterinary Services. Office upstairs over store recently occupied by Richmond Harness Co. on East Main Street.

H. C. Jasper, M.D. Medicine and Surgery. Office in Collins Building, Main Street. Telephone at residence (the Carr place) on Broadway.

G. W. Evans, M. D. Physician and Surgeon.

Dr. T. J. Taylor, Practitioner in Medicine and Surgery.Office and residence on Second Street.

Dental Surgery – Dr. Valentine H. Hobson, a dentist of Louisville, Kentucky. Office next door to government building.

Dr. Fred Smith, Dentist. Office over Collins Grocery.

Dr. Louis H. Landman, number 303 west 9th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. Every second Wednesday each month will be at the Hotel Zimmer in Richmond, beginning Wednesday February 8, 1899.

Rail Connections

Illinois Central Rail Road, short line to New Orleans, best line to Arkansas, Texas, Mexico and California. Pullman sleeping car leaves Louisville every Thursday night and runs through to San Francisco. Free reclining chair cars in Louisville to Memphis and New Orleans. A.H. Hanson – Chicago; William A. Kellog –Lousiville.

Louisville, Memphis, New Orleans, Houston, San Antonio, El Paso, Los Angeles, San Francisco. R. H. Fowler, travelling agent in Louisville, Kentucky.

R. N. I. & B. Rail Road – East and Westbound covering Versailles, Nicholasville, Valley View, Million, Richmond, Union, Moberly, Brassfield, Panola, Irvine and Beattyville.

Louisville & Nashville Rail Road - K.C. Division, Cincinnati, Richmond, Livingston, Stanford, Maysville, Rowland

Southern Railway – Routes – Louisville, Shelbyville, Lawrenceburg, Versailles, Lexington, Harrodsburg, Burgin, Midway and Georgetown. Also, Louisville, Lexington, Knoxville, Ashville, Savannah, Jacksonville, Chattanooga, Birmingham, Meridian and New Orleans.

Frankfort and Cincinnati Railway – Richmond, Winchester, Maysville, Paris, Georgetown and Frankfort.

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway – at Winchester, accommodating Mt. Sterling and Lexington. The Eastern Express for Louisville, Morehead and Lexington. The New York Express, the Washington Express. For information or sleeper reservations call or write R. Hood, Agent, L&N; R.R., Richmond, Kentucky.

Thanks to Jasper Castle for this information.


Dr. Fred Engle




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