|Years:||1879 1880 1881 – 1882 – 1883 1884 1885|
Significant events from 1882.
Len. S. Field, C. R. Perdue, and Soddy Carmichael move their business from the New York Store room to the Buskirk Block on the south side of The Square.
- Col. John Jones loses a team of horses when their driver drives into a huge channel in the road on West 6th Street near the Tarkington house. (Local drivers are familiar with the channel and avoid it).
- James Buskirk and N.J. Gentry open a tile mill and brickyard nine miles north of Bloomington and four miles northeast of Ellettsville.
- James Ryan and John Kerr open a Wagon Works to replace the Star Wagon Works. They plan to sell equipment for two-horse wagons, buggies, carriages, phaetons, and all spring vehicles.
- Henry Benckert opens a bakery in the room just north of George Atkinson's shoe store on the west side of The Square.
- O. E. Foster opens a branch of the Dunn & Co. Grocery near White Hall.
- Hiram Lindley moves his drug store to the Buskirk Block.
- William Moore sells fifty acres of land in Perry Township (part of the Cal. Mefford place) to John Huntington for $1,050.
- A Reverend Swindler closes a boarding house in the Rogers Building, on the northeast corner of The Square. Swindler, disillusioned by the dishonesty of his clientèle, returns to his farm in Salt Creek Township.
- William Kerr plans construction of a two-story residence on lots in Dunn's Addition, at a cost of about $1,600.
- The dining room of the Orchard House is newly renovated.
Five boys, employees in Bollenbacher's Spoke Factory in Smithville are arrested and charged with the rape of a six-year-old girl.
- The building at 212 W. Kirkwood Avenue is completed, and a boarding house and tavern opens. 100 years later, the Irish Lion continues the tradition minus the boarders.
- The house of George Walker burns to the ground.
- Elias Able presents Margaret Able, his daughter and wife of Joshua O. Howe, with two building lots on West Sixth Street.
- Henry Henley sells his interest in the Bloomington Chair Factory to Showers & Dodds. Business booms at the factory, with orders coming in from Chicago and New York.
- Frank Hunter sets up a law practice with John Graham over the Tannenbaum Store.
- A large boiler in Rumbarger & White's saw mill in Gosport explodes. Head Sawyer Robert Rock is fatally injured and the loss approaches $6,000.
- Andy Cates, an employee of Ryor's Branch Spoke Factory near Stanford, has his face badly lacerated by the breaking of the knives in a lathe.
- C. R. Perdue and Len S. Field sell out of the dry goods store at Stanford. Soddy Carmichael still retains his interest.