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The Pilot News Building, a former Montgomery Ward store built in 1929 in the small town of Plymouth, Indiana. The terra-cotta facade includes the relief sculpture Progress Lighting The Way For Commerce by John Massey Rhind.

 

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Pilot News Building

The art deco Pilot News Building is on Michigan Street (State Road 17) in the small town of Plymouth, Indiana. The Pilot News is a newspaper that serves Plymouth and the rest of Marshall County.

Originally a Montgomery Ward store, it opened in 1929. This building replaced an earlier store that had opened in 1926. The 1926 store was Ward's very first retail location; prior to opening the Plymouth store, Montgomery Ward had been a mail-order catalog business only. This store design was used for most of the early Ward's stores.

There is another one, now an antique store, still standing in Van Wert, Ohio. Both the Plymouth and Van Wert buildings have the terra-cotta relief sculpture "Progress Lighting The Way For Commerce" by John Massey Rhind at the top of the front facade.

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