$300 and a dream

Published 7:55 am Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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David Lovell, advertising manager at The Greenville Advocate poses with the great, great granddaughter of Advocate Founder J.B. Stanley and new office administrator, Katie Till at the original Greenville Advocate building in downtown Greenville. Michelle Black at A Color Affair recently designed and painted the windows paying tribute to this building’s historical significance.The original Advocate office, Located at 502 E. Commerce St, is listed on the national register of historic places and is part of the East Commerce Street Historic District. J.B. Stanley founded The Greenville Advocate with a vision to provide Greenville and Butler County with a first rate newspaper and accomplished his goal with an investment of $300 and a dream in October of 1865. The Greenville Advocate office has recently returned to Commerce Street and is now located in the Ivy Building across the street from The Court Square Cafe. (Photo by Lanell Smith)

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