Source: The Manchester Republican, November 20, 1873, Ad:
LAWRENCE & WHISLER Are now opening the largest stock of FALL
AND WINTER GOODS Ever brought to Manchester.
WE PAID CASH for the entire lot, and can sell a little cheaper than ever. Our stock of shawls, blankets, janes satinets, cassimers, cloths and other woolen goods cannot be surpassed in the market.
We also have A Heavy Stock of all other Goods Usually kept by us adapted to the season.
We have also a large selection of HATS, CAPS and ready made CLOTHING For men and boys at very reasonable prices. We take pleasure in showing customers our goods. Call and see them.
Source: The Manchester Republican, February 12, 1874
LAWRENCE & WHISLER is the style of one of the largest dry goods firms in the place. They own one of the handsomest mercantile establishments in Wabash county or in Northern Indiana. The line represented is dry goods, groceries, clothing, boots and shoes, hats and caps, carpets, notions &c. This enterprise was started by Mr. L. in 1866. In 1870 the present alliance was effected. Mr. Whisler, however, had been identified with the business interest of the town for many year previous to that time. Their present establishment is 125 feet in length by 22' in width, two stories and a basement, the arrangements being made with a view to convenience and a description of which will be perhaps acceptable: 90 feet of the first floor is devoted to the dry goods department, the remaining 35 feet in the rear is several feet lower than the front, and devoted entirely to the display of groceries and crockery. Immediately above this, and reached by an easy flight of stairs from the dry goods department, is another floor of the same size devoted to hats and caps, boots, shoes, carpets etc. Then add to this second floor 90x22 and cellar same size and you have something of an idea of the capacity of the establishment. An immense stock of goods is required to fill up this large building, and we noticed that every department is well filled with a carefully selected stock of goods. Messrs. Lawrence & Whisler are wide awake enterprising business men and they have built up an enterprise of which any city however great might justly feel proud, and we congratulate Manchester on its possession.
Source: North Manchester Journal, July 29, 1880 Ad:
Dry Goods AND CLOTHING HOUSE OF
G.W. LAWRENCE & CO.
NEW GOODS AND Old Prices.
They have the
LARGEST STOCK OF DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, ETC., ETC.
IN WABASH COUNTY.