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Saturday, December 7, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Then and Now: Morris and Co. building

Nelson Morris was born in Chicago in 1891 to a meat-packing family. He was 20 and working in the family business, Morris and Co., when the company put a plant at 124 S. Jefferson in Spokane in 1911. When he went off to Europe to fight in World War I, Morris was placed in charge of a refrigeration plant in France. He stayed for a few years afterward to learn to fly airplanes and marry a French actress.