Simmons-Wright Company in Kewanee definitely stands out. Established in 1884, not only is it the oldest general store in the state, it’s also the only one of its kind in terms of architecture and style in the area.
J. C. Farley: Mr. Farley's work was exhibited at the Colored Industrial Fair held in Richmond, Virginia, in 1884, and received the premium. It was also placed on exhibition at the World's Exposition held at New Orleans in 1885, and received complimentary notices from the photographic journals of the country. His photographic works are greatly admired and rank with the finest in the country.