In 1890, at the corner of Market and Missouri, which is now the State Government Center North, George Killinger ran his Bar Fixture and Refrigerator production and sales business. Founded in 1881, Killinger’s designs were well known in both the Indiana and Illinois areas.  While not much is known of George W. Killinger, Sr., except that he was involved in a legal dispute over a promissory note in 1896.