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Fisher Building

500, 502 N Fourth Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Year Built:







Modifications: Between 1908 and 1930, stone belt course removed, storefront modified. At unknown dates after 1971 decorative cornice removed and area covered with stucco, storefront altered again and awning added. Sometime between 1930 and 2013, brick pilasters and a belt course added to south façade. At unknown dates, an exterior metal stairway on the south façade removed and 2nd floor doorway converted into window, and shutters added to windows on south façade.

Height: Two story.

Walls: Brick.

Storefront: Metal windows and doors with reflective glass, awning.

Windows: Vinyl 1/1 windows with transoms.

Stylistic features: Masonry quoins at corners and center of primary façade, cornice with details on south facade, brick belt course and pilasters on south facade, 2nd floor window openings on primary and south facade have masonry sills and elaborate window hoods.

Past Businesses

500 N Fourth St
1896 Gibson & Davis Groceries and Fruits
1901-1909 I.Q. Gibson Groceries
1917 W.T. Carmichael Groceries
1917 Miss Katherine Lathrop – 2nd Fl
1926 Hiatt & Co., Groceries (500 and 502)
1934-1972 Spurgeon’s Mercantile Co.
1944 Coast to Coast Store

502 N Fourth St
1896 Bishop & Phelps, Meat Market
1896-1909 A. A. Ashby Physician – 2nd Fl
1905-1915 Bishop & Bridges Meat Market
1915-1917 Bishop & Evans Meat Market
1916-1917 L.A. Thomas, Physician & Surgeon – 2nd Fl
1926 Hiatt & Co., Groceries (500 and 502)
1940 Gore Claude, General Insurance – 2nd Fl

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