S. B. STEECE (DRY GOODS)
Mr. S. B. Steece has purchased the interest of his former partner, Mr. Jas. Small, and likewise the entire establishment of W. H. Johnson & Co., and now runs two immense dry goods establishments, both of them fully stocked. He offers his merchandise at a sacrifice, and as the goods are first-class, they will certainly attract large numbers of purchasers. The stores are run independently of each other. Mr. Raine assists Mr. Steece at the old stand, while Messrs. Buerman and Bickmore hold forth at the upper store.
Ironton Register, Aug. 19, 1875
S.B. “Brady” Steece (pictured below) also started the Crystal Ice Company and the Ironton Portland Cement Co, which later became Alpha Portland Cement.