The Hilleman Stand

The Hilleman Stand, later known as the Milleville Stettbacher Store.

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This building, located north of the triangle, was one of the oldest in Altamont. It was built in 1873 by George Hilleman and later became a furniture factory, grocery store, and a general store. The upper floor was the home of “The Altamont Courier,” Altamont’s first newspaper, which was founded in 1873.

The building was demolished in 1959. A modern building was constructed on the site, and the Altamont Independent Newspaper occupied the building for many years.

What are your memories of this building?

 

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The building constructed on the site of the Hilleman Stand. 1960’s

 

4 thoughts

  1. desperately looking for information on Geo Hillemann Mfg Co Altamont Ill. I have one of his dressers and there is a tag on the back that says “from Geo Hillemann Manufacturer of Furniture Altamont Ill.
    Mohr Hdw. & Furn. Co Bay City Mich would like more info about Geo Hillemann Mfg re. date started and when they stopped manufacturing furniture pleaase

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    1. Did you ever find out when your price was built? I just bought an oak highboy dresser with the same stamp on it and would love to know how old it is.

      Holly

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      1. my best guess is that it was made between 1909 and 1929 when my grandfather sold that brand from his furniture store here in Iowa.

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