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Beck-Nauman & Watts Company

  • George P Beck Sr.George P. Beck started the first sash and door factory in Black Hawk County, located on what was then the site of The Nauman Company.
  • In 1884 the business was incorporated as the Beck-Nauman & Watts Company, with Mr. Nauman, as president.
  • Mr. Beck managed the business until 1897 when he sold out his interest in the company.
  • The company was then known as The Nauman Company, one of the largest west of the Mississippi River.

Henry Nauman

The Nauman Company, circa 1900

  • As a sash and door company, it produced wood products for homes including doors, windows, and interior and exterior trim.

Source: "History of Black Hawk County and Representative Citizens" by Isaiah Van Metre, 1904.

The Nauman Company produced products used for building homes

From: Explorations in Iowa History Project, University of Northern Iowa.



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