Built in 1887 by W. P. Miller, this building held the Miller Grocery on the street-level storefront and the Ideal Restaurant in its basement when it opened. The original cornice work is beautifully intact as are the iron pillars on the building's first floor. (1)
Ideal was replaced by an apple packing company and the Miller Grocery gave way to I. F. Garner's harness and saddle shop then S.W. Knepper's Music shop in 1895. Eventually the storefront was returned to the grocery business for most of the first half of the 20th century including Osborne-Fox Grocery, McCormick Grocery, Atlantic and Pacific (A&P), Economy Food Market and others grocery owners. By the 1940s Firestone Store had opened in this space for a many years. Page Wagner moved his family's jewelry business (established in 1924) to this address in 1973 and operated until 1999. Today most of the building is a private residence.
This property is within the National Register of Historic Places Carthage Courthouse Square Historic District (see link below).