A lumberman based in Saginaw, MI, he became president of the Alabaster Co. of Detroit, Chicago & Alabaster, MI, which supplied the plaster for the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. A Michigan mineral, gypsum is a form of alabaster; the Alabaster Co. was incorporated in 1902 as the U.S. Gypsum Co. Avery was also a major investor in the Majestic Building (Detroit, 1895), but it was demolished in 1962.
Waldo Allard Avery (1912 - 1978)*
Plot: Section 3
Created by: Earl Richard Sutton
Record added: Jun 05, 2004
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