Biography of Joel Bullard


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JOEL BULLARD, contractor and builder, office 52 LaSalle Street, Chicago. was born at Oakhan, Worcester County, Mass., in 1821. He learned the trade of carpenter in that county, serving an apprenticeship of four years, at the completion of which be moved to Cheshire, N. H., carrying on an extensive contracting business there and in the New England States. In 1865 he came to Chicago, was for a year, in connection with building pursuits, engaged in the manufacture of organs, after which he embarked in the manufacture of sashes, doors, blinds, etc., under the style of Joel Bullard, and then Bullard & Son, which concern ceased business in 1877. He then moved to Boston, Mass., where he followed building, etc. Returning to Illinois in March, 1880, he located at Maywood, since which time he has given his entire attention to contracting for building work, etc. He has erected many prominent buildings in Chicago, among which are the North Side Turner Hall and Dr. Collyer’s (Unitarian) Church. He carries on an extensive business, giving employment to twenty five men.

History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.