• Creator
  • McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, Ill; Hartzold, Susan; Matejka, Michael, 1953-
  • Created Date
  • 5-2-02
  • Description
  • Melcher and Jefferis were local artisans who built custom staircases, like the spiral one in this ad, in the late 19th century. Different types of staircases were needed as agricultural prosperity in the late 1800s caused the building of many houses, often multi-storied, in Bloomington. How we learn about communities. 16 History; 13 Science, Technology and Society; 15 Economics; 18 Social Systems.
  • Format
  • Mch0470.jpg