#50 - Antique Revival
Home to grocery and hardware stores since its construction circa 1900, this building’s symmetrical façade was the backdrop for merchandise such as Christmas trees displayed on handmade stands. Men entered across the imprinted cast iron threshold to sit on cane-bottom chairs and talk about crops, investments and local news. This building was one of the first to be restored in the 1980s. Time-worn bricks were removed, cleaned and reversed to bring back the building’s original appearance.