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27 East Hanover Street (Commercial Building), Trenton, Mercer County, NJ

27 East Hanover Street (Commercial Building), Trenton, Mercer County, ...

Significance: Built as part of the Trenton Odd Fellows Hall on the corner of Broad and Hanover streets (see HABS NJ-970). It was commercial building, although no specific tenants are known. It retains the scale... More

Fimbres House No. 1, 509-513 South Meyer Avenue, Tucson, Pima County, AZ

Fimbres House No. 1, 509-513 South Meyer Avenue, Tucson, Pima County, ...

Significance: This Early Transitional Sonoran style building was constructed in two separate phases: #509 forming the original structure, and the two attached dwellings added about 20 years later. The transom ... More

100 Block Clinton Street, Johnstown, Cambria County, PA

100 Block Clinton Street, Johnstown, Cambria County, PA

Survey number: HABS PA-5673 Building/structure dates: after. 1890- before. 1900 Initial Construction

Eureka Sentinel Building, Monroe Street, Eureka, Eureka County, NV

Eureka Sentinel Building, Monroe Street, Eureka, Eureka County, NV

Survey number: HABS NV-6-7 Building/structure dates: ca. 1875- ca. 1900 Initial Construction

Pettinos Brothers Graphite Manufacturing Mill, On Sand Island, south side of Lehigh Canal, west of Hill-to-Hill Bridge, Bethlehem, Northampton County, PA

Pettinos Brothers Graphite Manufacturing Mill, On Sand Island, south s...

Significance: Three story graphite mill built c.1900 is still in operation today grinding graphite for pigments. Survey number: HAER PA-147 Building/structure dates: ca. 1900 Initial Construction

Plains Bank, Main Street, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Plains Bank, Main Street, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Significance: The buildings in this business block were erected between 1896-1916 as brick was used to gradually replace the original wood-frame structure. Situated southwest of the Plains Depot, this block was... More

22-26 East State Street (Commercial Building), Trenton, Mercer County, NJ

22-26 East State Street (Commercial Building), Trenton, Mercer County,...

Significance: Originally three separate commercial buildings, they were used as one unit as early as 1905 by S. D. Dunham & Co., a leading Trenton Department Store. The individual buildings housed a variety of ... More

Harrigan-Sturver Building, 134 Iron Street, Johnstown, Cambria County, PA

Harrigan-Sturver Building, 134 Iron Street, Johnstown, Cambria County,...

Survey number: HABS PA-5782 Building/structure dates: 1903-1906 Initial Construction

Friend & Marks Company Clothiers, 215 North Water Street, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, WI

Friend & Marks Company Clothiers, 215 North Water Street, Milwaukee, M...

Survey number: HABS WI-365 Building/structure dates: 1906 Initial Construction

Clifton Water & Improvement Company Building, Park Avenue & Fraser Street, Clifton, Greenlee County, AZ

Clifton Water & Improvement Company Building, Park Avenue & Fraser Str...

Significance: Associated with commerce in Clifton and the development of Clifton. Survey number: HABS AZ-184 Building/structure dates: ca. 1907 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1912 Subsequent ... More

Main Street Area Survey, Central Hotel, 15 North Main Street, Lexington, Lexington, VA

Main Street Area Survey, Central Hotel, 15 North Main Street, Lexingto...

Significance: Integral part of Lexington's historic Main Street. During the 19th century was used as a residence, jewelry store, doctor's office, and telegraph and post office. Became the Central Hotel in 190... More

Fleming Building, Walnut & Sixth Streets, Des Moines, Polk County, IA

Fleming Building, Walnut & Sixth Streets, Des Moines, Polk County, IA

Significance: Reflecting the regional influence of Chicago toward original architecture, the Fleming building typifies the Chicago style in massing, proportion and fenestration. Survey number: HABS IA-90 Buil... More

Rogers-Smith Building, South side, West Main Street, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO

Rogers-Smith Building, South side, West Main Street, Saint Elmo (histo...

Significance: This is a well-preserved example of the one-story, false fronted commercial building erected in Rocky Mountain mining camps during the 1880's and 1890's. The facade, apparently dates to a later b... More

Yockey-Doyle Building, North side of East Main Street, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO

Yockey-Doyle Building, North side of East Main Street, Saint Elmo (his...

Significance: Represents the limited rebuilding that took place on the north side of E. Main Street after the major fire of 1890. Shows the retention of the false front and gable-roofed building for commercial... More

18 East State Street (Commercial Building), 18 East State Street, Trenton, Mercer County, NJ

18 East State Street (Commercial Building), 18 East State Street, Tren...

Significance: A mid-block commercial building in the heart of Trenton's downtown commercial area. Constructed for mixed retail-office use, it contained a shoe store from 1910 to about 1935, a women's clothing s... More

West Wazee Street Warehouse District, 1143 Wazee Street (Commercial Building), Denver, Denver County, CO

West Wazee Street Warehouse District, 1143 Wazee Street (Commercial Bu...

Significance: This building is one of the earliest surviving structures in the West Wazee Street District. The structure was originally used as a forge where farm equipment was manufactured. Historical maps ind... More

Ross Dean Funeral Home, Main Street between Bond & Hudson Streets, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Ross Dean Funeral Home, Main Street between Bond & Hudson Streets, Pla...

Significance: The buildings in this business block were erected between 1896-1916 as brick was used to gradually replace original wood-frame structures. Situated southwest of the Plains Depot, this block was th... More

Alameda County Loan Association Building Annex, 563-565 Sixteenth Street, Oakland, Alameda County, CA

Alameda County Loan Association Building Annex, 563-565 Sixteenth Stre...

Significance: This building is a contributing structure to the Oakland Downtown district. The Oakland Cultural Heritage Survey describes the district as, "...an architecturally, historically, and functionally ... More

Oliver-McDonald Company, Main Street, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Oliver-McDonald Company, Main Street, Plains, Sumter County, GA

Significance: The buildings in this business block were erected between 1896-1916 as brick was used to gradually replace the original wood-frame structure. Situated southwest of the Plains Depot, this block was... More

314-316 Seventh Street Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, District of Columbia, DC

314-316 Seventh Street Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, Di...

Significance: (From Architectural Significance) Morton's was designed for the separate owners of two adjacent lots by the Washington firm of Donn and Deming. it was built by the Boyle-Roberts on Construction C... More

West Wazee Street Warehouse District, Carson Crockery, 1301 Wazee Street, Denver, Denver County, CO

West Wazee Street Warehouse District, Carson Crockery, 1301 Wazee Stre...

Significance: This building, constructed ca. 1915, was the last major warehouse block built on Wazee Street. The building has been owned and operated since 1947 by Carson's, Inc., a prominent local china and gl... More

Cash-Criss-Stark Building, North side, West Main Street, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO

Cash-Criss-Stark Building, North side, West Main Street, Saint Elmo (h...

Significance: This building illustrates the changing economy of St. Elmo as it passed through its final boom. Stores decreased in number; demand for rental rooms and houses increased. Mrs. Stark responded by ... More

714 Clay Avenue (Commercial), Jeannette, Westmoreland County, PA

714 Clay Avenue (Commercial), Jeannette, Westmoreland County, PA

Significance: A high concentration of window, tableware, bottle and specialty glass plants distinguished Jeannette as "The Glass City" early in its history. Significant housing stock consists of company-built r... More

Wolfe Music Building, 2112 Eucllid Avenue, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH

Wolfe Music Building, 2112 Eucllid Avenue, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County,...

2013 Leicester B. Holland Prize, Entry Significance: Built in 1927 and opened in 1928, the Wolfe Music Building was owned by land developer Anthony Carlin. The building constructed at 2112 Euclid Avenue embodie... More

425 Seventh Street, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, District of Columbia, DC

425 Seventh Street, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, Distr...

Survey number: HABS DC-605 Building/structure dates: 1927 Initial Construction

16 East State Street (Commercial Building), 16 East State Street, Trenton, Mercer County, NJ

16 East State Street (Commercial Building), 16 East State Street, Tren...

Significance: This commercial building was erected about 1926, and for nearly half a century, its primary retail tenant was a franchisee of the Florsheim Shoe Corp. It occupies the site of a mid-19th century co... More

407-431 West Lexington Street, 411 West Lexington Street (Commercial Building), Baltimore, Independent City, MD

407-431 West Lexington Street, 411 West Lexington Street (Commercial B...

Significance: Good example of late nineteenth century commercial/residential structure common to the periphery of the Baltimore central business district, but a later addition to this streetscape. Block fronta... More

109-111 North George Street (Commercial Building), York, York County, PA

109-111 North George Street (Commercial Building), York, York County, ...

Significance: This nineteenth century commercial and residential building is an integral part of the historic streetscape of North George Street. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-... More

107 North George Street (Commercial Building), 107 North George Street, York, York County, PA

107 North George Street (Commercial Building), 107 North George Street...

Significance: This 19th century commercial and residential building is an integral part of the historic streetscape of North George Street. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-150 Su... More

105 North George Street (Commercial Building), 105 North George Street, York, York County, PA

105 North George Street (Commercial Building), 105 North George Street...

Significance: This 19th century commercial and residential building is an integral part of the historic streetscape of North George Street. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-150 Su... More

Ben Drew Commission House, 160 East California Street, Jacksonville, Jackson County, OR

Ben Drew Commission House, 160 East California Street, Jacksonville, J...

Significance: Although it cannot be dated precisely, the Ben Drew Commission House is one of the oldest buildings now standing in Jacksonville. Although now a freestanding building, it was originally part of a... More

626 D Street, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, District of Columbia, DC

626 D Street, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, District of...

Significance: This simple late 19th Century commercial building is architecturally undistinguished. the building was harmonious with the once low scale of the city. With the loss of the original context, the ... More

Thomas Corcoran House, 3119 M Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Thomas Corcoran House, 3119 M Street Northwest, Washington, District o...

Survey number: HABS DC-34 Building/structure dates: ca. 1825- ca. 1875 Initial Construction Building/structure dates: 1940 Demolished

King Street, 200 Block, 204 King Street (Commercial Building), Wilmington, New Castle County, DE

King Street, 200 Block, 204 King Street (Commercial Building), Wilming...

Significance: One of thirteen nineteenth century, commercial buildings in the 200 block of King Street; served as a milliner's, butcher's, carpenter's, dry goods and picture framing store during the commercial ... More

Lower Main Street, South Side (Buildings), 12 & 14 Main Street, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA

Lower Main Street, South Side (Buildings), 12 & 14 Main Street, Nantuc...

Significance: It now contains a good example of the rebuilding and remodeling of commercial properties in 1968 to enhance the historic area and economic development of Nantucket. Survey number: HABS MA-954

Backesto Block, Fifth Avenue & Market Street, San Diego, San Diego County, CA

Backesto Block, Fifth Avenue & Market Street, San Diego, San Diego Cou...

Significance: 2-story commercial building constructed in Classical Revival style, ca. 1880, featuring chimneys above parapet walls serving heating facilities in individual rooms. Survey number: HABS CA-427 Bu... More

Melvin Mazer & Son Jewelers, 29 Light Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

Melvin Mazer & Son Jewelers, 29 Light Street, Baltimore, Independent C...

Significance: From 1947 to 2006, Melvin Mazer and his son Stanley operated their jewelry store from this building in downtown Baltimore. Inscribed in the panel over the corner entrance are the words: "Melvin Ma... More

Reckert House, 3232 M Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

Reckert House, 3232 M Street Northwest, Washington, District of Columb...

Significance: One of the few frame structures remaining in the commercial district of Georgetown. Survey number: HABS DC-120 Building/structure dates: ca. 18q4 Initial Construction Building/structure dates... More

John Harrison Building, 23 Centre Street, New Bedford, Bristol County, MA

John Harrison Building, 23 Centre Street, New Bedford, Bristol County,...

Significance: A representative commercial building of the early nineteenth century. Survey number: HABS MA-686 Building/structure dates: ca. 1820 Initial Construction

Gary Building, 214-216 South Main Street, Saint Martinville, St. Martin Parish, LA

Gary Building, 214-216 South Main Street, Saint Martinville, St. Marti...

1988 Charles E. Peterson Prize, Entry Survey number: HABS LA-1183 Building/structure dates: 1860 Initial Construction

633 D Street, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, District of Columbia, DC

633 D Street, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, District of...

Significance: This small, modest building typifies the small-scale development which characterized much of late-nineteenth century Washington. The combination of ground floor shops with living quarters above wa... More

624 Clay Avenue (Commercial), 624 Clay Avenue, Jeannette, Westmoreland County, PA

624 Clay Avenue (Commercial), 624 Clay Avenue, Jeannette, Westmoreland...

Significance: A high concentration of window, tableware, bottle and specialty glass plants distinguished Jeanette as "The Glass City" early in its history. Significant housing stock consists of company-built ro... More

King Street, 200 Block, 236 King Street (Commercial Building), Wilmington, New Castle County, DE

King Street, 200 Block, 236 King Street (Commercial Building), Wilming...

Significance: Lower Market Street, Wilmington, Delaware, Historic District, National Register of Historic Places. Survey number: HABS DE-129-A Building/structure dates: ca. 1875 Initial Construction Building... More

Third Street Historic District, Bing & Slimmer General Store, 212-214 Third Street, Wausau, Marathon County, WI

Third Street Historic District, Bing & Slimmer General Store, 212-214 ...

Significance: Part of the Third St. Historic District. The first occupant of this building was a general store run by Jacob Slimmer and Sigmund Bing who stayed until 1891. Later the store became a furniture s... More

King Street, 200 Block, 214 King Street (Commercial Building), Wilmington, New Castle County, DE

King Street, 200 Block, 214 King Street (Commercial Building), Wilming...

Significance: One of thirteen nineteenth century, commercial buildings in the 200 block of King Street; served as a gunsmith's, locksmith's, bicycle, sporting goods, and shoe store during the commercial life of... More

222 Main Street (Commercial Building), Warsaw, Hancock County, IL

222 Main Street (Commercial Building), Warsaw, Hancock County, IL

Survey number: HABS IL-249-D Building/structure dates: ca. 18q2 Initial Construction

John Longden Houses, 105-107 South Royal Street, Alexandria, Independent City, VA

John Longden Houses, 105-107 South Royal Street, Alexandria, Independe...

Significance: These two adjoining buildings were associated with a prominent Alexandrian during the heyday of the city as a port. Later alterations to the facades conceal what were likely buildings of the trad... More

Samuel Miller Building, 420 King Street, Alexandria, Independent City, VA

Samuel Miller Building, 420 King Street, Alexandria, Independent City,...

Significance: Awkwardly designed and of modest proportions, this structure is, however, a necessary element in the line-up of commercial buildings that defined the commercial thoroughfare of King Street. Surve... More

20 East State Street (Commercial Building), 20 East State Street, Trenton, Mercer County, NJ

20 East State Street (Commercial Building), 20 East State Street, Tren...

Significance: A 19th century building on this site was purchased by the nearby Dunham & Co. Department Store in 1957 and demolished. The present commercial structure was leased as a drug store in the 1970s-80s.... More

819 Vine Street (Commercial Building), Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH

819 Vine Street (Commercial Building), Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH

Significance: Italianate late-nineteenth-century commercial building contributing to the older homogeneity of the area. Survey number: HABS OH-2353 Building/structure dates: 1887 Initial Construction Buildin... More

431 & 433 Seventh Street, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, District of Columbia, DC

431 & 433 Seventh Street, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington,...

Significance: The building's original facade is hidden from view. As the building stands, it could be termed as a modern commercial style more typical of commercial strips along highways than of urban districts... More

Bucklin-Eddy Building, 283-297 South Main Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

Bucklin-Eddy Building, 283-297 South Main Street, Providence, Providen...

Significance: This is an example of an early 19th century commercial building. Survey number: HABS RI-254 Building/structure dates: ca. 1805 Initial Construction

Malden Historic District, J. Q. Dickinson & Company Office Building, Malden Drive, Malden, Kanawha County, WV

Malden Historic District, J. Q. Dickinson & Company Office Building, M...

Significance: Dating from the last decades of the nineteenth century, the building housed the company store for one of the principal saltworks in the Malden area until the store ceased operations in 1962. The ... More

John T. Evans Building, 320 King Street, Alexandria, Independent City, VA

John T. Evans Building, 320 King Street, Alexandria, Independent City,...

Significance: This modest two-storied building, exhibiting ornate architectural details, was one of the line-up of commercial buildings that defined the main thoroughfare of King Street. Survey number: HABS VA... More

J. Zeisz Building, Placerville, El Dorado County, CA
1401 Laurens Street (Commercial Building), 1401 Laurens Street, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

1401 Laurens Street (Commercial Building), 1401 Laurens Street, Baltim...

Significance: The building at 1401 Laurens Street is representative of the early 20th century commercialization of Baltimore's late 19th century neighborhoods and of the concurrent racial change from white to b... More

1623 Market Street (Commercial Building), Denver, Denver County, CO

1623 Market Street (Commercial Building), Denver, Denver County, CO

Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-6 Survey number: HABS CO-29

Lockwood-Cross Building, 314 King Street, Alexandria, Independent City, VA

Lockwood-Cross Building, 314 King Street, Alexandria, Independent City...

Significance: The building is one of the line-up of modest commercial structures that characterized King Street before the urban renewal projects of the 1960's. Survey number: HABS VA-665 Building/structure d... More

400-430 King Street (Buildings), Alexandria, Independent City, VA

400-430 King Street (Buildings), Alexandria, Independent City, VA

Survey number: HABS VA-921 Building/structure dates: 1968 Demolished National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000928

Silverton Historic District, False Front Structure, West Fourteenth Street, Silverton, San Juan County, CO

Silverton Historic District, False Front Structure, West Fourteenth St...

Survey number: HABS CO-53-Q National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000255

John Longden House, 111 South Royal Street, Alexandria, Independent City, VA

John Longden House, 111 South Royal Street, Alexandria, Independent Ci...

Significance: This much altered building was one of three buildings in this block owned by the prominent Alexandrian John Longden (see HABS report on 105 and 107 S. Royal Street, VA-685) and was separated from ... More

Customs House, State Street at India Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

Customs House, State Street at India Street, Boston, Suffolk County, M...

Significance: Built to accommodate commercial activity of Boston, the second largest commercial city in the U.S. at the time. Construction entirely fire-proof. Survey number: HABS MA-789 Building/structure d... More

Palace Clothing Store Building, C Street, Virginia City, Storey County, NV

Palace Clothing Store Building, C Street, Virginia City, Storey County...

Survey number: HABS NV-15-36 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000458

201-215 West Main Street, 209 West Main Street, Madison, Jefferson County, IN

201-215 West Main Street, 209 West Main Street, Madison, Jefferson Cou...

Significance: A mid nineteenth-century commercial structure, forming part of a cohesive row of commercial buildings. Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-54 Survey number: HABS IN-135... More

First Street (Commercial Buildings), Virginia City, Storey County, NV

First Street (Commercial Buildings), Virginia City, Storey County, NV

Survey number: HABS NV-15-78 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000458

George & Smith Owen Building, 9 Steeple Street, Providence, Providence County, RI

George & Smith Owen Building, 9 Steeple Street, Providence, Providence...

Significance: This is an example of a small, mid-nineteenth century commercial building, originally a place of business for several jewelry manufacturers. Survey number: HABS RI-256 Building/structure dates: ... More

183-185 King Street (Commercial Building), Charleston, Charleston County, SC

183-185 King Street (Commercial Building), Charleston, Charleston Coun...

Significance: A pair of adjoining, late nineteenth century commercial fronts of similar design, with interesting architectural character, employing sheet metal; they are fair in condition. They contain a total ... More

639 Indiana Avenue, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, District of Columbia, DC

639 Indiana Avenue, Northwest (Commercial Building), Washington, Distr...

Significance: This commercial building was built in the early nineteen century and is one of Washington's oldest structures. This building and its immediate neighbors are the last vestiges of the small scale s... More

Anaconda Historic District, Barich Block, 416-420 Park Street, Anaconda, Deer Lodge County, MT

Anaconda Historic District, Barich Block, 416-420 Park Street, Anacond...

Significance: This two-story brick building has brick pilasters at the second story level with rough faced granite details at the street facade and roof line. Built in 1893, the Barich Block ranks as one of th... More

Commercial Building, Silver City, Grant County, NM
Third Street Historic District, Fair Store, 222 Third Street, Wausau, Marathon County, WI

Third Street Historic District, Fair Store, 222 Third Street, Wausau, ...

Significance: Part of the Third St. Historic District. The Fair Store opened in 1900, but before that time the building at various times housed a restaurant, jewelry store, cigar shop, harness shop, barber sho... More

Kiskadden & Company Building, Wallace Street, Virginia City, Madison County, MT

Kiskadden & Company Building, Wallace Street, Virginia City, Madison C...

Survey number: HABS MT-96 National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 66000435