Hon. S. R. Coleman has sold to Mr. T. R. Henderson, for a consideration of $2,500, the lot on Market Street adjoining that recently purchased for the new bank. The two lots combined have a total frontage of 100 feet and extend back to the alley, midway the block. The purchase of the additional lot may somewhat alter the plans partially adopted for the new bank building, as it is understood now that a handsome three-story brick will be erected for the Henderson & Baird Hardware store. It is probable that both the hardware store and the bank building will be erected under the same roof and that the upper stories of the two will be divided into offices and apartments to meet the growing demand for this class of rental property.
It is expected that the contract for these two new buildings will be awarded without delay, as it is understood that the new bank expects to begin business on July 1.
From The Commonwealth, April 9, 1904
The new store building soon to be erected by Messrs. Henderson & Baird on Market Street in this city will be the largest retail store building in the State. It will have a frontage on Market street of 70 feet and a length of 120 feet, extending back to the alley dividing it from the Reiman Hotel property. Mr. Baird says that it is the intention of the firm to make the building at least three stories high, though the second floor may be more in the nature of a roomy gallery. The front of the building will be made of solid glass. A row of columns will extend down the center of the first floor to support the upper floors and to add to the security of the building.
Adjoining the Henderson & Baird building, on the east, will be the new bank established by Dr. T. R. Henderson and others. The bank building to be erected the same time as the other structure, will have a frontage of 30 feet, with handsome offices on the second and third floors. A fire wall will separate the two buildings. The two will have a total frontage of 100 feet, and will add materially to the appearance of the business section to the city.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, April 30, 1904
The unsightly billboards which so long menaced the north side of Market street, opposite the Austin block, have been torn down and the lot is being placed in readiness for the erection of the new brick block, which is to be the home of the Henderson & Baird hardware store and the new bank soon to be established by Dr. Henderson and others.
From The Commonwealth, May 7, 1904
The big Henderson & Baird hardware building now in course of erection will be lighted by electricity to be furnished by its own plant, which will also furnish power for the elevator and for running fans. While in Chicago last week, Mr. T. H. Baird bought the engine, dynamo and other equipment necessary to install the plant, all of which are the best and latest improved.
The building will be ready for occupancy not later than October 15.
From The Commonwealth, August 27, 1904
The much-talked-of and long-looked-forward-to Hippodrome Skating Rink was opened Thursday night over Henderson & Baird's Hardware Co., and was attended by about four hundred and fifty visitors. Everything is beautifully arranged; ladies cloak rooms, seats for spectators and one of the finest floors in the South. Nothing has been spared, and it is pronounced by all as thorough up-to-now. On next Friday night, a handsome Ten Dollar Gage hat will be given away by P. L. DeLoach Company for the best lady skater and a very enthusiatic and exciting contest is promised. The opening of this rink was a success in every particular, and a great deal of pleasure will be afforded, both young and old. The prices are very reasonable.
Morning session, 9:30 to 11:30. Ladies free.Admission free. Skates, 15 cents.
Afternoon session, Children under 12 years old and Ladies free. Skates, 15 cents.
Night session, admission 10 cents; skates, 15 cents.
From The Greenwood Enterprise, April 13, 1907
The Henderson & Baird Hardware Co., never tiring in keeping with their usual business acum and desiring to furnish the people of Greenwood with the best on the market, has rented the Austin Building on Market Street and will use it as a depository and display room for their buggies and automobiles. The building is well filled and ideally located for a show room and with the modern improvements are making will add greatly to looks of Growing Greenwood.
From The Greenwood Enterprise, July 21, 1910
The Henderson & Baird Hwde. Co.'s handsome new automobile storehouse and sales rooms is practically completed. This magnificent two-story building would do credit to any city five times as large as Greenwood. It is up-to-date in every respect, and the display of Cadillac cars on exhibition there is well worth a trip to see. This popular firm is justly proud of its beautiful and attractive repository and a cordial invitation is extended everybody to call and take a look through it.
From The Commonwealth, July 12, 1912
Work of remodeling the lower floor of the Henderson & Baird Hardware Company's building on Market Street is now under way in preparation for moving the stock of the Central Hardware Company from its Howard Street location on September 1.
The Central Hardware Company was organized three years ago as the retail department of the Henderson & Baird Hardware Company, and has been a successful business in the sale of hardware.
In moving the business back to their store on Market Street, Henderson & Baird Company is under the belief that the business can be managed more economical and with better service to their customers than under the former system.
It is contemplated to make the retail department one of the finest and most completely stocked hardware stores in Mississippi, and to give the best service to the retail hardware business in this section.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, August 16, 1929
Henderson & Baird Hardware Company is now domiciled in their new location at 105-107-109 West Market Street, with stock conveniently arranged and ready to serve their retail customers at that location. Offices of the firm will be located in the Wilson Banking Company building, and connected with the store by private telephone line. Henderson & Baird will join the Wednesday closing agreement and the Market Street stores will be closed at noon each Wednesday during the summer months. The warehouse will be closed on Saturday afternoon. The firm will occupy present quarters until permanent quarters are completed. The building formerly occupied by Henderson & Baird is now being remodeled for the Staple Cotton Cooperative Association.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, June 23, 1931
An important real estate deal was consummated last Thursday, when Dr. T. R. Henderson and his associates purchased Mr. Sam'l J. Stein the valuable business lot on Market Street just west of the Famous dry goods store and fronting fifty feet on Market Street.
It is announced that a contract will soon be let for the erection thereon, of a handsome, two-story brick and stone building which will be the home of a new bank, now being organized, to begin business on or about July 1st.
The new building will be a modern structure in every respect and will be a credit to the growing city of Greenwood. The new bank has not been permanently organized, but it will be a strong institution backed by a number of the wealthiest and most influential citizens of the community, with a capital stock sufficient to take care of it's share of the increasing business of the city and section.
The price paid for the Stein property was $3,000. It has been only a few years since the same property sold for less than one third that price. This gives some indication of the increasing value of Greenwood real estate, and the Commonwealth confidently believes that the increase for the next five years will be even more remarkable.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, April 2, 1904
Dr. T. R. Henderson is having two more nice offices made in his building on River Front and Howard Street-one to be occupied by Williamson, Humphreys & Gwin and the other for C. L. Lomax as law offices. The old building has been so completely repaired that it makes some of the most comfortable offices to be had anywhere.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, September 3, 1897
The Bank of Commerce opened for business in the Henderson office building on Howard Street, August 8th, with Dr. T. R. Henderson president, A. Henderson vice-president, R. C. King cashier and W. L. Ray bookkeeper. The capital stock of the splendid institution is $100,000, and business is so treated and received on the most liberal terms consistent with sound banking. The Bank of Commerce will occupy the temporary quarters until its magnificent new home on Market Street is completed.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, August 12, 1904
This attraction is billed to appear at the Greenwood Opera House on Tuesday, April 10. The advance notices assert that it is "one of last season's greatest successes" and that the cast is an all-star one. It will at least be a break in the monotony and the chances are that the production will be accorded a good house in Greenwood.
From the Greenwood Enterprise, April 4, 1906