City Directories and History: 1908 – J.W. Graham, 1940 – Robert Frazer, 1958 – Peoples
National Bank, 1978 – Vacant
Known locally as the E.C. Stahn Building, this location was part of his jewelry and fancy goods store as well as the one next door. Mr. Stahn had originally been the manager of the S.M. Jones Company on Main Street. It is now part of the Chamber of Commerce.
The Columbia Paper reported in 1907 – “What city in the Carolinas, or in the South for that matter, can offer more to the prospector? It is this same body of men linked together for the betterment of Chester under the name of the chamber of commerce which is doing so many things in the way of municipal improvement. They are representative men in every walk of life, and they are going ahead with a vim and systematic aggressiveness that is bound to have good results for Chester. The officers of the Chamber of Commerce are Chester’s most representative business men: Mr. T. H White of the form of Jos. Wylie & Co. is president; S.M. Jones, president of S. M. Jones & Co., is first vice president; L. B. Dawson, vice president of DeHaven-Dawson Supply Company, is second vice president; and Mr. W. F. Caldwell is secretary and treasurer. The executive committee is composed of Mr. C. S. Ford, a leading real estate operator; Dr. W M. Kennedy, dentist; J C. Robinson, jeweler; R. W. Boney, secretary and treasurer of the Springstein cotton mills; and Mr. R. B. Caldwell, mayor of Chester. To Mr. W. F. Caldwell, the hustling young secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, must be credited most of the write-up of Chester printed in the State today. Mr. Caldwell has spent much time and given a great deal of hard work towards getting the facts and figures of the different articles, besides having written most of them himself. He is a conscientious worker and deserves much credit from the city of Chester for the manner in which he has conducted her chamber of commerce…..”
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