City Directories and History: This building was constructed in 1898 for use as the Masonic Temple.
The Yorkville Enquirer of June 17, 1891 – “Mr. G. M. Moore is completing a neat cottage on Shelby Street near Lime.”
The Yorkville Enquirer on June 17, 1891 – “Reported is building a dwelling on the extension of Rutherford Street in the NW part of town.”
The same date – “The trustees of the graded school selected the following teachers for the next term: Prof. A.M. Spessard, Supt., Ms. Esther Moser of Cedar Springs, Penn., and Ms. Mary L. Clarkson of Charlotte are in the primary department. Ms. Mamie Logan of Cleveland Co., NC, is the music teacher and Mr. J.R. Barnes, Esq. is in charge of ….. The trustees will also make improvement to the inside of the building.”
The Yorkville Enquirer stated on May 10, 1893 that Moore, Bruce and Co has closed. This will leave only one barroom in town. (Unknown location.)
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