Sketch of East King Street 19-35

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Sketch of East King Street 19-35

Courthouse

1886

Courthouse is far simpler in construction. No dual offices located in the front of the building as they can be found in 1929. The structure of the courthouse rear is also not as large as it is in 1929, sign of a later edition. The sweeping staircase in front and metal dome on the roof exist in the 1886 map.

1891

The courthouse has the same construction as 1886 with no additions or structural changes.

1912

There have been some significant additions to the Courthouse on the 1912 map. The rear of the building is the same as the construction found on the 1929 map. The offices that flank the grand stairs at the courthouse entrance have not been constructed yet. The 1929 and 1912 maps both include details about a night watchman, lack of a clock and lack of a fire apparatus.

35 E. King St.

1886

The building is one less square foot wide in 1929 as the 1886 map reads. The markings for the pipes and number of stories of the building are the same on the two maps. Front of the building is 3 stories and the back is 2 stories. The function of the building is still the same, Dry Goods with an office in the back.

1891

The building has the same width (40feet) and 3 stories as the 1929 map. There is a different store in the buildings rear. The script was not legible but on the 1929 map it says the building or room was an office.

1912

Again the two maps have the same width and number of stories. The function and owners of the building are the same. Where there was an office on the 1929 map there was a dwelling on the 1912 map. If I read the map right, in 1912 there was a pool in the rear of the building but by 1929 that location was a dwelling.

31-33 E. King St.

1886

Theres a large opening between buildings 29 and 31 that leads to a large open lot in the middle of the buildings. The building is one less story in 1886 as compared to 1929. The function of the building, it belongs to M. T. Garvin & Co.-Dry Goods. In 1929 automatic sprinklers were installed in the building. There was rear and front access to the open lot through E. king Street and E. Grant Street.

1891

The passage way between 29 and 31 is no longer in existence. The open lot and rear entrance through E. Grant Street are still there. The function is still the same (Dry Goods) and there was a ware house located in the back of the building on E. Grant Street. The building is one story shorter in 1891. The automatic sprinklers are not installed yet.

1912

The first building is the same 4 number of stories and the back 2 are three stories (one less than 1929) and same width. The function of the building was still for Dry Goods.

25-27 E. King Street

1886

The open lot on the 1886 map is no longer in existence instead there is an addition to the surrounding buildings and the driveway way from E. Grant St has also been built on. The store has changed hands and is now a furniture store, it was part of the Dry Goods company. From 1886 to 1929 the store went up one story and the additions made it 11 feet wider.

1891

Three front buildings are 3 stories and the middle two are 2 stories. The rest of the buildings are 1 story until you reach the rear of the complex where the last two buildings are again 2 stories. In 1886 there was a shed behind the first few buildings in an open lot area. The rear 2-story building was used as a stable in 1886, presumably to house horses that were used to transport Dry Goods.

1912

In 1912 the building was taken over by Sprecher & Gans Hardware and Paints & Oils by 1929 the building had switched hands and was owned by Harold Furniture. It was the same four stories on both maps and the boiler room in the rear of the building had a 3 story construction.

23 E. King Street

1886

The two maps indicate that the building had the same number of stories, was the same width and was used as a bank from the time of 1886 to 1929. The building did double in size with a new addition from the 1886 map to the 1929 map. The shed behind the building and the boiler in the rear are in existence on both maps as well.

1891

The building is still a bank but the addition that exists on the 1929 map does not appear on the 1891 map. There is an open lot just behind the bank that is still there in 1929. There is the same leather shop in the rear on E. Grant Street on both maps. The bank is 3 stories high with a decrease to 2 stories in the back of the bank. Both maps indicate the building to be 40 feet wide and the leather shop to be 2 stories in construction.

1912

Again the building is still functioning as a bank but lacks the addition that the 1929 map shows. Same 2-3 story construction, 40 feet wide and the leather store in the rear.

19-21 E. King Street

1886

The front building is a photo shop and the back building is tobacco store which is the same as 1929. The front building is 3 stories and the middle is 2, this is the same as 1929. The rear building is one less story in 1886 as in 1929.

1891

Everything is the same between the two maps.

1912

Everything is still the same. The tobacco store in the rear has added heat-steam and electric-lights. The automatic sprinklers are still not installed in 1912.

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