In 1906, the Starke Sawmill burns to the ground. Instead of simply rebuilding it, the company replaces the sawmill with a furniture company. The Arcadia Furniture Factory is born.
In just the third year of its existence, the Arcadia Furniture Company produces about 60 different pieces of bedroom furniture. This virtual showroom includes samples of furniture included in the 1909 catalog.
The 1929 Arcadia Furniture Company catalog includes four pages of mirrors. These and the mirrors used in bedroom furniture are produced in the Mirror & Glass Works.
In 1907 the Arcadia Furniture Company produces a catalog jointly with the Fox & Mason Company in Corunna. In 1909 the Arcadia Furniture produces the first of many catalogs showing off its specialty, medium priced bedroom furniture.
The factory, situated at the north end of Lake Arcadia, has the thirteen buildings shown in these blueprints. The factory has everything needed to go "from forest to furniture."
All that remains of the factory today is the building that housed the Mirror & Glass Works and pieces of foundation for other structures including a water tower.
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