THE FIRST SKYSCRAPER - No one was more proud than the farmers of the county and stockholders of the Consolidated Phosphate Company. Located near the eastern banks of the Oconee River in Dublin, the five-story building towered above the landscape of Dublin in the years before the First National Bank scraped the sky even more. Izzie Bashinski was the chief executive and operating officer of the concern, which put out more than one hundred tons of acid phosphate per day. Bashinski hoped that the annual output would amount to two hundred million pounds. City fathers were happy. The plant used and paid $3600.00 annually for electricity to turn the plant's gigantic motors adding more money to the city's coffers for infra structural improvements. The plant used phosphate rock from Florida and sulphuric acid from Ducktown, Tennessee to produce their product for a single buyer.