Springfield Then & Now: Springfield Milk Co.

The Springfield Pure Milk Company was started around 1903, led by Isaac Ward Frey, F.C. Link, William W. Keifer, I.W. Rodgers, and W.H. Bitner. The company’s original Sanitary Scientific Milk Plant, dealing in milk, cream, ice cream, butter, and buttermilk, stood at 70 N. Fountain Ave. (later renumbered 122 N. Fountain). By 1912 they added a larger plant across the street at 125-129 N. Fountain Ave., seen here soon after the company merged with the Home Dairy Co. and Standard Ice Cream Co. in 1920 to become the Springfield Dairy Products Co.

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Today, the site is now a parking lot across the street from the Clark County Safety Building and behind Huntington National Bank.

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