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 From the Portrait and Biographical Record of Sheboygan County, Wis., 1898:

Phoenix Chair Company, Page 691


PHOENIX CHAIR COMPANY.  This industry is one of the oldest of its kind, as well as one of the most important, in Sheboygan County.  It was organized in May 1875, with a capital stock of $50,000, of which about $40,000 were paid up.  At that time it gave employment to some seventy-five hands.  In 1888, the capital was increased to $300,000, since which time from four hundred and fifty to five hundred hands have been employed.  The grounds cover about fifteen acres.  The factory proper consists of the main building, 50 x 350 feet, having three "L's," 50 x 100 feet.  This entire structure is made of brick and is three stories high, except the finishing and shipping department, which is four stories in height.  A three-story brick-veneered warehouse, 40 x 150 feet, has also been erected.  The goods manufactured at this plant have an extensive sale and a wide reputation.  The present officers of the company are, T. M. Blackstock, President; C. B. Jones, Secretary; E. C. Francis, Treasurer.