Coming down

Last week on April 21, demolition began on the old Yo-Ho Tools (Yeoman & Hoag) manufacturing facility off Seventh Street in Monticello. The company purchased the old Monticello Tire & Rubber Company in 1935, though the original building was built in 1917. Between that time, it operated as a livestock reload station. The building was added onto half a dozen times over the years. W.F. Yeoman started the company out of his basement in 1929, and quickly outgrew the space. The Yo-Ho corporation dissolved in 1945 and became Yeoman & Co. In the mid-1990s, Yeoman & Co. built a new plant in Monticello industrial Park, where it operates today as a family-owned manufacturer and distributor of garden and winter tools. (Photos by Kim Brooks)

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