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OTTO D. McMILLAN. Among the enterprising restauranteurs of Springfield is Otho D. McMillan, who was formerly engaged in the meat market business here. He has been successful in both fields of endeavor because of his close attention to business. Mr. McMillan came to Springfield twenty-four years ago from Wichita, Kansas, when entering young manhood, and this has been the scene of his life's activities ever since. He was proprietor of a meat market on South street for a period of fifteen years, enjoying a good trade all the while. Six years ago, or in 1909, he purchased the well-known Culley cafe at 311 College street, and this he has conducted to the present time, during which period he has had his share of the restaurant business of the city.
This cafe has been in existence over thirty years, having been the original "owl" restaurant of Springfield. Mr. Cully, who conducted the place many years, was well known as a caterer in this section of the country until his death some twelve years ago. His restaurant was the gathering place for visitors to the city from the smaller towns in this region, and many of them still repair to their old eating-place when stopping here.
Mr. McMillan has not only maintained the well-earned reputation of the establishment, but under his management the Culley cafe has become even more attractive to epicures than ever before.
Otho D. and Laura H. McMillan have a comfortable home on East Elm street.
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