Showers Brothers Furniture Company: The Shared Fortunes of a Family, a City, and a University

Carrol Krause
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Although a decade since published, the excellent retelling of this local iconic family and building, now the home to Bloomington city hall, provides an important take on our local history; making it core reading for those new to town who like history. From their humble start as a carpenter and traveling minister, the family was more than ready to settle down and start building, realizing they had more than enough energy to capitalize on lumber and labor to become the largest furniture manufacturing plants in the world.


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