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I think your paper is very enjoyable and informative, and this is a very minimalistic complaint.

I have now seen the property at 331-345 S. Jefferson twice referred to as the "Aardvark Building."

Having been intimately involved with the owners of this property for 50 years, plus or minus, and having sold it myself, as trustee, to Mr. Scott and Mr. Kellett, I know that it has never been known to the owners as the "Aardvark Building," but more generally known as the "Headley Building," even in the legal description to the property.

Mrs. Headley was a delightful lady who operated a tea room and restaurant at 333 in the 1940s. This space was later occupied for several years by Edward Hurley, operating a high-class gift and lamp store.

Only after Hurley's moved operations to Sedalia did John Jacobsen, on Jan. 23, 1978, lease the premises as a recording studio, doing business as Aardvark Recording Studios, which business was continued after his un- timely death by his parents, Bill and Louise Jacobsen, until shortly before I sold the building to the present developers.

Again, you have a great paper .


Thomas D. Dwyer

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