Buildings, like people, have interesting histories. Somewhere between 1917 & 1920 the first brick was laid at 111 W. Locust Ave. in El Dorado, KS. Since then it has been:
1923-People's Supply Co.
1923-"Goldie's Place" brothel
1927-Wm. Graham & Son Grocery
1935-Mrs. Marie Troxell Creamery
Quit looking at 1923, it's not coming back
1955-International Harvester Storage
1958-O'Neil Equipment Company, Inc. (storage)
And now...Â 2012 - Walnut River Brewing Company, LLC
The most notable resident in the nearly 100-year history of our building must have been Goldie Reidie. She very quietly ran a brothel at 111Â½ W. Locust. Ironically enough, the local law enforcement at the time was more concerned with gambling and drinking so they left the brothel alone. Goldie ran her business upstairs while downstairs saw first a supply co., then a grocery store, and a creamery. Then Mr. Smith, who owned the bakery, bought the building and shut down the business upstairs. Goldie had a 20+ year run and is now a source of many stories. While our building has a colorful past, we're glad to be focused on what's brewing for the future.
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