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Standard Ice & Fuel Company
Plants at 2nd & Pine and 6th & Grand


 

   
Standard Ice & Fuel Company
Plants at 2nd & Pine and 6th & Grand (believe this is the one at 6th & Grand)
photo - 1951 Pittsburg Diamond Jubilee Souvenir Program
 
   
Standard Ice & Fuel Company Advertisement
photo from advertisement - 1923 Pittsburg High School Purple & White Yearbook
 
The Standard Ice & Fuel Company was organized in 1903 by a group of Pittsburg businessmen who saw that as the town was growing the demand for ice also was increasing. They built their first plant at Second and Pine. Their business continued growing so much that in 1910 they built a second $50,000 plant at Sixth and Grand, to distribute ice to the surrounding coal camps and to supply ice for the Kansas City Southern Railroad to use in their cars. In April 1928, the American Service Company purchased the Standard Ice & Fuel Company and continued serving the ice needs of the community with blocks of ice for their "ice appliances." By 1951 it was also selling crushed ice in bags.
 
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