J P Strother
This site was the original location of J P Strother Construction Company. John Paul Strother was a longtime Southern Iowa highway contractor and civic leader. He established the Wapello County Foundation in 1981 to provide for the future well being of the citizens of Wapello County. Income earned by the foundation is given as charitable grants each year. The City of Eldon has benefitted [sic] significantly from the generosity of Mr. Strother.
The bricks embedded in the base of this memorial are from the office building of J P Strother Construction Company.
"He was a man of integrity and a man of his word and a handshake was a contract for him."
Quote from former employee and friend Loren Fligg
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1981.
Location. 40° 55.068′ N, 92° 13.44′ W. Marker is in Eldon, Iowa, in Wapello County. Marker is on 5th Street, 0.1 miles south of Elm Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Eldon IA 52554, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
Also see . . . Wapello County Foundation. (Submitted on November 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 319 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.