Transcribed from History of Wyandotte County Kansas and its people ed. and comp. by Perl W. Morgan. Chicago, The Lewis publishing company, 1911. 2 v. front., illus., plates, ports., fold. map. 28 cm. [Vol. 2 contains biographical data. Paged continuously.] p. 796 transcribed by Landon Blish, student from USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, on March 1, 2001.


A. F. Miller

A. F. MILLER. - A man of great enterprise and ability, A. F. Miller is actively and prominently identified with the development and advancement of the manufacturing interests of Wyandotte county, being junior member of the well known firm of Doyle & Miller, of Kansas City, proprietors of the Great Western Ornamental Iron, Wire and Brass Works.

Born in Nebraska, Mr. Miller came with his parents to Kansas City, Kansas, in 1897. He afterward learned his trade as a worker in metals in Kansas City, Missouri, spending several years with Frank Tilk, proprietor of the Ornamental Iron Works. Becoming skilful as a worker in iron and brass, Mr. Miller obtained valuable experience in Omaha, Denver, and in Kansas City, Missouri, in each of those cities serving as foreman of shops.

On May 1, 1909, Mr. Miller started in business on his own account, forming a partnership with Mr. F. A. Doyle, rate clerk for the Rosenbaum Grain Company, in the Board of Trade Building; they purchased the building located at No. 700 and 702 North Sixth street, Kansas City, Kansas, and having remodeled it, equipped it with practically new and up-to-date machinery and tools, making it one of the best and most modern plants of the kind in the county. The firm has in a comparatively short time established a large and lucrative business in its line, making a specialty of manufacturing everything in the way of ornamental iron, wire and brass work for either exterior or interior purposes. It manufactures bank and office railings, elevator cars and enclosures, arches, fire escapes, grilles, wickets, guards, doors, screens, fencing, wire signs and trellises, tree boxes, settees, etc., its metal manufactures being unlimited in numbers and designs.

Messrs. Doyle and Miller are filling valuable and important contracts in Kansas City, Kansas, having the contract for all of the iron work on the new Post Office Building, and on other buildings, their annual business amounting to about ten thousand dollars. The firm has done much work on different public school buildings in this city, designed and executed the lamp posts in front of the city library, and also the entrance gates to the Woodlawn cemetery. They are also the originators of the design of lamp posts furnished by them for Heathwood Park, Garrett Place and Splitlog Park, of this city.



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