a historical timeline of grove arcade
Click through the dates of the timeline below to view historical times highlighted from the history of Grove Arcade and its founder E.W. Grove.
- The chill tonic was so popular the British army made it standard issue for every soldier going off to mosquito infested lands and, by 1890, more bottles of Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic were sold than bottles of Coca-Cola.E.W. Grove’s product, “Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tonic” became so popular, that in 1890, it sold more bottles than Coca-Cola.
- Grove understood that a successful city needed a vibrant downtown. In the early 1920s, he began plans to construct a new building to enliven the downtown of the city he had come to love.Grove understood that a successful city needed a vibrant downtown.In the early 1920s, he began plans to construct a new building to enliven the downtown of the city he had come to love.
- Grove Arcade continues under Federal ownership after WWII and eventually becomes the HQ of the National Weather Records CenterAfter the war, Grove Arcade continued under federal ownership and eventually became the headquarters of the National Climatic Data Center. It was an ideal location to house millions of pages of weather records and a rapidly expanding collection of computer punch cards.
- Concerned citizens form together to restore and preserve the historical integrity of Grove Arcade.In 1992, a group of concerned citizens banded together to form the Grove Arcade Public Market Foundation to restore and preserve the building.