Columbus in Bartholomew County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Orinoco Furniture Company
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.
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.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 12.951′ 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.
Other nearby markers. Second Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away but has been reported missing); 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.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
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