History of John K. King Used & Rare Books

Timeline created by pietrewicz
  • Edson, Moore, & Co. Factory Constructed

    The original building is constructed in 1905. The construction plans are announced in January, and by November, the factory is thriving.
  • Factory Ownership Changes

    The building is purchased by Crown Hat Manufacturing Co. and National Color Co. exact date unknown
  • Advance Glove Buys Factory

    The Advance Glove company purchases the factory sometime during the 1940s. exact date unknown
  • Factory Building Moves

    The Advance Glove Factory moves from the corner of Lafayette and Fourth to the corner of Lafayette and Fifth to make way for the new freeway. exact date unknown
  • King Begins Trading Books

    As a teenager, King begins trading books. exact date unknown
  • King Opens Store in Detroit

    John K. King opens a store in the Michigan Theatre Building exact date unknown
  • Advance Glove Factory Declares Bankruptcy

  • King Purchases Advance Glove Factory Building

    King outgrew the Michigan Theatre Building and had to move to a location with more space to fit his massive book collection. exact date unknown
  • King Opens New Location

    King opens the store at 901 West Layafette Blvd to the public.