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Greenville in Bond County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

F. P. Joy & Company

 
 
F. P. Joy & Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2010
1. F. P. Joy & Company Marker
Inscription.  In 1870, W. S. Dann opened a small one room store at this location. Additions were built in 1880 and 1886. Mr. Dann was one of those most interested in the founding of Greenville College. F. P. Joy joined Dann within a few months of the store's opening and later came to be the store's owner in 1895. F. P. Joy & Co. employed 15-18 clerks in their general store and 3 or 4 more in their clothing department.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 53.572′ N, 89° 24.753′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Illinois, in Bond County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and College Avenue, on the right when traveling north on 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville IL 62246, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bulkley-Buie Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Wells Judd Tire Sales (within shouting distance of this marker); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Bond County (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in Bond County
F. P. Joy & Company Building and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 18, 2010
2. F. P. Joy & Company Building and Marker
Looking ENE.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Weise & Bradford Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Bond County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); First City Hall and Fire House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ronald Reagan (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Greenville Historical Sites. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Bond County Historical Society. (Submitted on August 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 667 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 7, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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