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Columbus in Bartholomew County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Orinoco Furniture Company

 
 
Orinoco Furniture Company Marker (Front) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 15, 2013
1. Orinoco Furniture Company Marker (Front)
Inscription.  
(Front Side)
Incorporated and its factory built here 1890. Reorganized 1891; William H. Lincoln then led the company to great success, stressing quality and artistic merit in fine, high-grade furniture. By 1895, production included parlor, library, and tea tables and ladies' desks; furniture was sold throughout U.S. Lincoln Chair Company established 1913.

(Back Side)
The companies were important in Columbus' economy; they were part of Indiana's extensive furniture industry. Employees included many skilled craftsmen. Lincoln died 1935; the companies were reorganized into Lincoln-Orinoco, Inc. The company closed 1940; buildings and all assets were sold at auction. Buildings have had various uses over time.
 
Erected 2007 by Indiana Historical Bureau and Nugent Foundation. (Marker Number 03.2007.1.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Indiana Historical Bureau Markers series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 39° 12.951′ 
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N, 85° 54.4′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Indiana, in Bartholomew County. Marker is at the intersection of 17th St and Orinoco Ave, on the right when traveling west on 17th St. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1720 17th St, Columbus IN 47201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cerealine Manufacturing Company (approx. 1.1 miles away); Bartholomew County Courthouse (approx. 1.3 miles away); Veterans of All Wars (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bartholomew County Revolutionary War Honor Roll (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bartholomew County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bartholomew County W.W. I - Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bartholomew County Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); World War I Honor Roll & Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .  IHB Annotations. The Indiana Historical Bureau provides annotations for the text of the marker on their website. (Submitted on March 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.) 
 
Orinoco Furniture Company Marker (Back) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 15, 2013
2. Orinoco Furniture Company Marker (Back)
Orinoco Furniture Factory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Duane Hall, March 15, 2013
3. Orinoco Furniture Factory
Marker is at left end of building next to sidewalk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 865 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 18, 2013, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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