Thos. D. Murphy Company

Thos. D. Murphy Company

110 South 2nd Street, Red Oak, IA, USA

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Birthplace of the Art Calendar, this beautiful brick factory housed the Thos. D. Murphy Company after many locations and expansions in the area. The international company benefited from astounding growth, and the factory was enlarged until the complex was nearly 120,000 square feet, plus a large power and heating plant. As well as Art Calendars, the firm printed greeting cards, ink blotters, books and maps.

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