- Existence: 1876-
Carl Weeks was one of the leading executives in the business life of Iowa. He was born on a farm near Toddville, Iowa, in 1876. At the age of twenty-one, he received a degree in pharmacy and entered the drug field. In 1907 he organized the Flarian Company in Des Moines, Iowa, which in 1915 became the Armand Company. He served as president until his death. In addition to the factory in Des Moines, there are factories in Canada and Mexico and branch offices in France and South America. The line of cosmetics consisted of powders, creams, rouge, lipstick, etc. Mr. Weeks was also the builder of the famous Salisbury House in Des Moines, which is modeled after the King's House in Salisbury, England. The House is valued at over one million dollars and was given by Mr. Weeks to Drake University.