Clearing work started at Sixth and Front

Saturday, March 18, 2017
This week, heavy equipment from Vaughn’s Dirtworks excavated the foundation of the Ozark Mountain Apparel garment factory at Sixth and Front streets. Owner Glen Garrett had both the garment factory building, erected for the Stevie Toggs company in 1950, and the former Jumping-Jacks building at Fifth and Broadway, demolished in 2014. Garrett said he was “cleaning up an eyesore,” but has no immediate plans for the site. The former Jumping-Jacks location was donated to the city and will become the community events center. It was cleared in that effort by Monett Main Street. The Sixth and Front Street location was where one of Monett’s earliest industries, Barnsley Brothers Cutlery, had been located prior to 1912, long before the channel for Kelly Creek, visible in the foreground, was surrounded by walls in the mid-1930s. Murray Bishoff/times-news@monett-times.com

This week, heavy equipment from Vaughn’s Dirtworks excavated the foundation of the Ozark Mountain Apparel garment factory at Sixth and Front streets.

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