Wednesday, November 30, 2016

J. D. Cadwallader

The Marietta Register, June 7, 1866

J. D. Cadwallader, who has been a most successful artist in this city - for several years conducting a photograph gallery of high reputation - as is well known, is soon to leave us. T. S. Tappan, of Cincinnati, said to be a most excellent artist, will succeed him here. Mr. Cadwallader will leave for Detroit, the first of July. The Detroit Tribune of May 23d, in an extended article on "Building Improvements" in that city, contains the following paragraph:

"At No. 223 Jefferson avenue, near Randolph street, a four story brick building is in progress of construction for Messers. J. & J. D. Cadwallader. These gentlemen propose to establish in the three upper floors a first-class photograph gallery, and a depot for the sale of photographer's stock. On the second floor will be the parlor, 44 feet in length, a capital operating room, with a skylight and several finishing rooms. On each of the two upper floors will be a skylight and operating room, and several other rooms for finishing purposes, and for preparing chemicals and stock. The parlor and operating rooms are to be decorated and finished in the most elegant manner, the floors to be of alternate strips of polished black walnut and yellow pine, and no expense is to be spared to make it one of the very finest galleries in the northwest. The ground floor will be used as a store. The cost of the building will be about $9,000."

Upon inquiry we learn from Mr. Cadwallader that the $9,000 mentioned above is independent of the lot, and for the naked building, without any fitting up of rooms; and that the "photograph gallery" will require about $5,000 in addition to render the rooms ready for operations. The best wishes of his fellow citizens here will attend Mr. Cadwallader.

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