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
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles M. Martin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doodlebug (about 400 feet away); Gerald W. Fackler (about 400 feet away); McHaffey Opera House
Also see . . . Wapello County Foundation. (Submitted on November 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 4, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.