Whittington Dry Goods
Whittington Dry Goods
Work began Friday morning on the excavations for the foundations of the new building of the Whittington Dry Goods Company.
Greenwood's latest building project and when completed, one of the handsomest in the city, is to be rushed to completion so that occupancy may be made as soon as possible.
The building is being erected by W. M. and C. C. Whittington and faces 50 feet on Fulton Street between Washington and Market Streets. It will be a modern pressed brick and steel structure trimmed with stone. Three stories and a basement will give ample room for the wholesale dry good firm and offices. Elevators will be installed.
From the plans, the building seems to have been designed to add ornament to a big city and when completed, will match with any in this section of the state. Plate glass front and side will add to the exterior appearance.
Each floor has been planned to allow sufficient space for the different departments and this is an added compliment to the architect, Mr. J. R. Moore, of Greenwood.
Mr. M. F. May is the general contractor, and is well known in building circles here, where many handsome structures have been erected by him.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, June 27, 1927
The most modern and up-to-date exclusive wholesale dry goods building in the State of Mississippi, was completed here yesterday, when the new building of the Whittington Dry Goods Company was made ready for occupancy. The progressive firm this morning began to move their heavy stock from their old quarters into their handsome new concrete and steel structure. So large a stock do they carry, it will take from three to four days, working day and night, to complete the removal.
C. C. Whittington, president of the company, this morning stated that he was so busy looking after the many details connected with moving the stock, he didn't have time to make a protracted statement. "However", he said, "to my certain knowledge, this new building is the most modern in Mississippi owned by a wholesale dry goods house. Our stock will be transferred within four days and by the middle of next week we will be running at top speed in our handsome new quarters."
"There is one thing in particular I want to call attention to: during our removal, we will not be in position to handle any orders. Our salesmen are turning orders for immediate shipments down right now. Our stock will not be straight until the middle of next week. But after then we will be able to fill them faster than ever before."
The head of the company asked the firm's many customers scattered over the wide radius to bear with them for a few days.
The new building is a 3-story brick and stone structure, modern in every respect with the latest model freight elevators and other systems. The large plate glass front faces on Fulton Street, with the building running well back into the block. Robert J. Moor, Greenwood architect, and M. F. May, Greenwood contractor, are to be congratulated on the beauty and durability of the building, as well as for the speed with which the structure rose. When work got under way, not a single day was lost.
From The Greenwood Commonwealth, September 29, 1927