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2:15 - Porter Flats
100 Block N Main

Real estate dealer & entrepreneur John L Porter, owned numerous commercial & residential properties in Kirksville.  He also organized the Porter Coal & Mining and Pennsylvania Coal & Mining companies, owned mercantile stores & freight companies, and held considerable stock in two of the city’s banks.  His townhouse apartments, Porter Flats, were built one block west of the Square in the fall of 1890.

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