The Yorkville Enquirer reported on April 24, 1889 – “Mr. James B. Porter came to Union from Yorkville seven or eight years ago to open a beef market and furniture store. He has worked hard and now owns a large confectionary story and grocery business. He has just opened one of the prettiest soda fountains in the state.” (See Porter’s Grocery in photo this page, next to the Union Courthouse.)
The Yorkville Enquirer of Jan. 15, 1890 reported – “Three beautiful brick storerooms are to be built right away on the block in Union that was burned last January.”
City Directories and History: This historic courthouse replaces the original which was damaged in an earthquake in 1913,
replacing the historic Robert Mill’s designed facility. The newer Neo-Classical style building was constructed in 1911 by John J. Cain, contractor, and architect Anthony Ten Eyck Brown.
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