McCrillis Brothers Building (no longer standing), 146 East Fourth Street
Destroyed by fire in 2013, the former building on this site was built as a hardware store in 1885 although early prints of the building show 1883 on cornice (1). Built by brothers John D. and Frank McCrillis, they had conducted their hardware business on this same corner as early as the 1878 in a two-story frame building. Many other occupants have served this community from this structure including Payne Brothers People's Store, Kearney-Damon Dry Goods, McMurtry's Department Store and others in the first half of the 20th century.
Powers Museum Vertical Files: McCrillis Building.
Vandergriff, Sue. Then and Now. Carthage MO: author, 2003.