Around 1956, Wallace McFadin began selling 'fall off' runs of all types of clothing to Mom and Pop stores around the United States. This was hard work, but Wallace persisted and in this manner, a pretty good business grew for McFadin Sales.
In the late 1980's, these Mom and Pop stores slowly began to fade from the face of small town America. In 1985 Wallace McFadin, following the advice of his associate Allen Dennis, began to branch out into the relatively new business of offering a place for the people of Marshfield Missouri to store their household goods. What ever you call it, self storage or mini storage, it was a good decision.
It wasn't long before the storage portion of the business eclipsed the clothing side and now McFadin Storage is the largest in Webster County Missouri.
The History of McFadin Sales and McFadin Storage.
The original site of McFadin Sales, the home of Mr. Wallace McFadin.
Mr. Wallace McFadin.
A few facts on the history of self storage. (Click here to read the article in its entirety).

As of year-end 2007, a total of some 52,000 self storage facilities have been developed in the United States on industrial and commercial land parcels, usually on three- to seven-acre properties. There is more than 2.2 Billion square feet of self storage in the U.S., or a land area equivalent to three times Manhattan Island (NY) under roof......
One in ten U.S. households now rent a self storage unit. The growing demand for self storage in the U.S. is created by people moving (some 40 million Americans move each year), and by various lifestyle transitions, such as marriage, divorce, retirement, a death in the family, etc.