10th Street Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1920.  The Herring Motor Car Company building is the second structure on the left (6 stories).  The Standard Glass & Paint Company building is the third structure on the left.  Later, Herring Motor Car Company built the building pictured across the street.

 

The Herring Motor Car Company building was constructed in 1912 by Clyde L. Herring (later governor of Iowa).  By 1915 the company was assembling 32 Ford cars a day and had delivered “more automobiles than any other one automobile agency in the United States”

The Herring Motor Car Company building was initially constructed as a four story structure.  Less than eighteen months later two additional stories were added

 

 

Clyde L. Herring pictured on the cover of Time magazine while governor of Iowa

Newspaper article at the time of the opening of the Herring Motor Car Company building

 

First floor showroom of the

Herring Motor Car Company building

Brothers Ashton and Ross Clemens erected the Standard Glass & Paint Company building in 1913 at which time it was declared “the largest structure for the exclusive glass and
paint business west of Chicago”

 

Founders of Standard Glass & Paint Company, Ashton and Ross Clemens

 

1913 rendering of the Standard Glass & Paint Company building included on a postcard.
Such postcards were commonly used as a form of advertising for the business.

 

 

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110 & 112 10th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
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