Nappanee Furniture

Nappanee Furniture (HM16KI)

Location: Nappanee, IN 46550 Elkhart County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 26.551', W 85° 59.739'

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Side one:
Nappanee platted 1874 on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad line. Sawmill opened 1873 produced ties for railroad construction. Coppes and Mutschler brothers were partners in lumber, milling, and furniture business, 1902-1913, becoming significant part of local furniture industry. By 1919, Indiana's furniture industry ranked fourth in nation.

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As separate companies, Coppes focused on kitchen cabinets and sideboards, the sawmill and flour mill, and Mutschler on manufactured tables and porcelain top kitchen tables. Coppes and Mutschler families continued to manage the companies, adapting to changing times. In 1969, outside corporations acquired both companies, ending local ownership.
HM NumberHM16KI
Series This marker is part of the Indiana: Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers series
Marker Number20.2005.2
Year Placed2005
Placed ByIndiana Historical Bureau, City of Nappanee, Nappanee Historic Preservation Commission, Nappanee Public Library, Elkhart County Historical Society, Nappanee, E. Newcomer and Son Jewelers
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 5:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 583900 N 4588369
Decimal Degrees41.44251667, -85.99565000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 26.551', W 85° 59.739'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 26' 33.06" N, 85° 59' 44.34" W
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Area Code(s)574
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-599 GAR Highway, Nappanee IN 46550, US
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