Cigar Factory

206, 208 E Coolbaugh Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Year Built:





Queen Anne


Modifications: From 1940s to 1950s, both storefronts modernized and some entrances rearranged. In c. 2014, storefront at 208 E Coolbaugh St reconstructed to resemble a historic storefront.

Height: Two story.

Walls: Brick.

Storefront: Aluminum and wood display windows, aluminum and wood doors, cast iron columns and beams.

Windows: Wood 1/1 double hung windows.

Stylistic features: Two bay windows at 2nd story, grouped pilasters, metal belt course and cornice with dentils.

Past Businesses

206 E Coolbaugh St
1908-1914 The Model Restaurant
1920 Bass & Patterson, S.H. Patterson (Automobile Sales & Repair)
1920 Whitmer’s Bakery
1924-1930 Nielsen’s Bakery
1955 Carder & Kurtenback Inc. (Financing Loans & Insurance)
1955 Farner & Bocken

208 E Coolbaugh St
1902-1922 C.A. Niemeyer, Titus Bement (Cigar Factory/Manufacturing)
1922 Beardsley & Wambaugh (Highgrade cigars, cigarettes, tobaccos)
1930 The Bargain Store
1934-1955 Tollers & Son Shoe Rebuilders
1935 E.D. Houchin (Watch Repair)
1955 Peerless Laundry & Dry Cleaners

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