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Property Name Lagomarcino-Grupe Company
Reference Number 13000796
State Iowa
County Des Moines
Town Burlington
Street Address 101-111 Valley St
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/30/2013
Areas of Significance Commerce
Link to full file https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/13000796.pdf
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The Lagomarcino-Grupe Company headquarters building in Burlington, Iowa, is nominated under Criterion A for its strong and significant association with commerce in Burlington, particularly related to the wholesale industry. The period of significance extends from 1869 when this building was completed and housed several wholesale businesses through 1964 when the Lagomarcino-Grupe Company merged with another statewide business headquartered in Burlington. Andrew (Andrea) Lagomarcino moved his wholesale fruit business into this building in 1892, and it was incorporated as the Lagomarcino-Grupe Company in 1903. The business grew to one of the largest wholesale fruit houses in Iowa by 1915, with ten branches across the state. It continued to operate through the 1920s and 1930s, retaining twelve locations in Iowa and Illinois by 1940. Throughout this period, this building in Burlington served as the headquarters for this company, and the scope of the company grew to wholesale fruits and vegetables, ice cream manufacturing, and wholesale groceries. The building is nominated at a local level of significance, though it may be further evaluated at a future date for statewide significance.

 

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