RVA Legends — Wingo, Ellett & Crump Shoe Company

RVA Legends — Wingo, Ellett & Crump Shoe Company

A look into the history of Richmond places and people that have disappeared from our landscape.

[RVCJ03] & [RVCJ03] – Storefront on East Main Street

1308 – 1320 East Main Street
Built, before 1891
Demolished, unknown

Stephen Putney was not the only game in town.

May 2016 — NE corner of 1300 block of East Main Street

The Wingo, Ellett & Crump Shoe Company, of 1308 Main Street, is a jobbing house originally established as a partnership in 1870, and chartered as a corporation in 1891, with $150,000 capital stock. It has ten men on the road, selling everywhere that Richmond has trade, and its aggregate business is something like $500,000 a year.

[RVCJ03] — C. E. Wingo & J. D. Crump

It has an experienced management. C. E. Wingo, who is a director also in the Citizens Bank, and a man of experience in the financial concerns of various local enterprises, is its president and general manager; J. D. Crump, president of the Alderson Brown-Stone Company, and an active man in other local business projects, is its secretary and treasurer.

(Rocket Werks RVA Postcards)

The directors, besides these, are John S. Ellett, president of the State Bank of Richmond; John R. Cary, wholesale grocer; and A. W. Hankins, who is general travelling man for the firm. These are names, all of them, accorded recognition in the business community here as those of enterprising, clever and successful businessmen.

May 2016 — Facing SE corner of 2nd & Hull Streets, Manchester

Mr. Crump, of this company, is chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Committee on Advertising. He bring to that position a ripe judgement and progressive spirit. The house, of course, has membership in that body. [RVCJ93]

[Library of Virginia] — Sanborn Insurance Maps of Manchester, 1905
The postcard above notes a presence in both Richmond and Manchester, and in Old Manchester & Its Environs, Benjamin Weisiger III places the factory between Second and Third Streets on Hull.

May 2016

Sanborn Insurance maps come to the rescue once again, identifying the location where it is still standing today – converted for residential use.

(Wingo, Ellett, & Crump is part of the Atlas RVA Project)


Sources

  • [OME]
  • [RVCJ93] Richmond, Virginia: The City on the James: The Book of Its Chamber of Commerce and Principal Business Interests. G. W. Engelhardt. Both 1893.
  • [RVCJ03] Richmond, Virginia: The City on the James: The Book of Its Chamber of Commerce and Principal Business Interests. G. W. Engelhardt. Both 1903.

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