City Directories and History: 1908 – Harry H. Goodall, RH Buggy Co., Mary and daughter Marguerite, 1917 – Ira Dunlap, 1936 – Mrs. Josie B. Dunlap (widow of Ira B. Dunlap), 1946 – Josie B. Dunlap, 1963 – First Insurance Agency
The Rock Hill Herald of Jan. 28, 1903 reported that Mr. Ben M. Fewell, who has been head of the Smith – Fewell Co., for several years has sold all his stock to Mr. W.B. Dunlap and his sons Ira B. Dunlap and Herbert M. Dunlap. These men have also bought the stock which was owned by R.T. Fewell, Ed Fewell and others. Mr. W.B. Dunlap who has been Sec. – Treasurer of the Arcade Mill, has resigned that position. Mr. Ben Fewell has been in business in Rock Hill for twenty five years, at first with Ivey and Fewell until it went out of existence in 1886, when he became an organizer of R.T. Fewell and Company. This firm went out of existence with the big fire on 1896. In 1898 he was one of the incorporators of Smith – Fewell and Company and was with it until the recent sale.”
The Herald reported on Dec. 22, 1900 – “Newlyweds, Ira Baskin Dunlap and Josephine Black Dunlap will occupy the Brodie Home in Oakland.” (It is unclear as to the location of the Brodie Home on Oakland.) In March 13, 1901 the Herald reported – “Mr. Ira B. Dunlap has bought the pretty cottage on Oakland Ave., known as the Bob Deas place and will make his home there.”
The RH Record reported on June 24, 1907 – “Mr. H.H. Goodall of Cincinnati, Oh., is the new general manager of the Rock Hill Buggy Co., and has bought an interest in the company. The Goodall family will occupy the house of George A. Buchanan on Oakland Avenue. The Buchanan family has moved to Darlington, S.C.”
The Record reported on Aug. 17, 1908 – “Mr. and Mrs. Howard Jones of Cincinnati have moved to Rock Hill and are making their home with Mr. H. H. Goodall. Mr. Jones has a position with the buggy company.”
The RH Record of March 11, 1909 reported, “Mr. and Mrs. Ira B. Dunlap have moved into the Buchanan House on Oakland Ave., Mr. and Mrs. Herbert M. Dunlap have moved into the house vacated by Ira, and Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilson Moore have moved into the house vacated by Herbert Dunlap.”
Mr. Ira B. Dunlap was a cashier at the downtown People’s National Bank, where he worked and had heavily invested. He also held interests in the First Trust Saving Bank and was V.P. of the Smith-Fewell Company in downtown. In 1908 the family was living at 118 Oakland Ave., and subsequently moved shortly thereafter to this address.
Razed in the 1960s as Oakland Avenue increasingly became a commercial highway of mixed residential and businesses. The Dunlap house was demolished to make room for the newly expanded First Insurance Agency which had originally been part of the People’s First Trust Company on Main Street, one of Rock Hill’s oldest businesses.
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