East King Street 1-19

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1 East King Street: in 1886, this building appeared to be residential, similar to the rest of the block. This was a small, one story apartment (it appears) for much of the 1800s, but in 1912 it looks to have been joined with the building next to it, and a second floor was added, and it was turned into one unit. By 1929, this was it’s own unit again, but had greatly expanded into the apartment behind it, almost doubling it’s size.

3 East King Street: This building was a residence in 1886, but in 1891 was joined with 5 East King Street, and again in 1912. However, by 1929 they were separated, with a separate apartment for number 3 and number 5. This building is now the Fulton building.

5 East King Street: This building was a residence in 1886, but joined with 3 East King Street in 1891. This building was split up by 1929, and 5 had it’s own apartment at the start of the Great Depression.

7 East King Street: This building grew and shrank by incredible amounts. In 1886 it was a smaller front room, with a much larger room behind. In 1891 this was split into two rooms, one smaller in the front, one much larger behind it with the entrance in the alleyway. By 1897 there were still two large rooms, but the back room appears to have joined with number 9. In 1912, all three were separate rooms, and in 1929 the layout was just like in 1886. Weird.

9 East King Street: This building stayed pretty much the same, except from 1897-1912 number 9 picked up the large apartment that flipped between 9 and 7. In 1929, it has reverted back to how it was in 1886, as a small-ish 3 story residence. Now, there is a parking garage where this building used to be.

11 East King Street: This building had two parts, one in front, a small yard, and one in back. This yard-area, which makes me think there were two apartments, lasted all the way past 1912 but was changed sometime before 1929. Between ’12 and ’29 there was a large renovation done, with the yard completely gone and instead of two segmented apartments there was one large, narrow bank..

15 East King Street: This part of the building was connected to 15 and 17 from 1886 to somewhere after the turn of the century. By 1912, it was a single business, a work shop for a long business. Between then and 1929, it was demolished and the plot of land was used for the warehouse that covered the rest of the block. Now, the first floor of this building is Tropical Smoothie, and the upper floors appear to be office buildings.

17 East King Street: This was connected to 15 and 19 from 186 to 1897. However, sometime between then and 1912, they split and made two different businesses. After 1912, it was turned into a part of the McRory Stores Corp. warehouse. Now, the first floor of this building is Tropical Smoothie, and the upper floors appear to be office buildings.

19 East King Street: This was connected to 15 and 17 from 1886 to 1897. After that, it was it’s own apartment for a few years, but by 1929 this was absorbed by the McRory Stores corp. and made a part of their warehouse. Today, this warehouse is no longer there, but the large building is still in existence. Now, the first floor of this building is Tropical Smoothie, and the upper floors appear to be office buildings.

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