Parker Pen Building, 1978
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1978 photo of the 1920s Parker Pen building at East Court and Division Streets. Parker Pen manufactured fountain pens and related products, had an international reputation and sales force, and from 1920-1950 was the second largest employer in Janesville. Started by George S. Parker, the company began producing fountain pens in 1888. The company was incorporated as the Parker Pen Company in 1892, and began making pens in the Myers Opera House Block (no longer extant). In 1901, manufacturing operations moved to the upper floors of 19 South Main Street. The company moved again in 1908 to the old Janesville Gazette building (no longer extant). The company's continued success caused it to build its own factory at East Court and Division Streets("Parker Place" in 2005) in 1920, and in 1930, added an addition which included a clubhouse for employee use and company functions: the company now employed 700 people. In 1953, the company, though it retained its downtown headquarters, built a lar
- Gruver, Lowell "Bud"
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- Historic buildings--Wisconsin--Janesville
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- Gruver, Lowell "Bud". Parker Pen Building, 1978. 1978. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SSRecIDSearch?repl1=WI&repl2=WI.200228.bib. (Accessed December 6, 2019.)
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- Gruver, Lowell "Bud", (1978) Parker Pen Building, 1978. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SSRecIDSearch?repl1=WI&repl2=WI.200228.bib
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- Gruver, Lowell "Bud". Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America <http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/SSRecIDSearch?repl1=WI&repl2=WI.200228.bib>.