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Grocery/China Ware

617 N Third Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Year Built:





Commercial Style


Modifications: 1927 parapet removed. 1970 transoms at storefront level infilled. At an unknown date, two openings on north facade bricked in and a non-historic stone veneer added to bulkheads at storefront level.

Height: two stories

Walls: brick

Storefront: Recessed single-entry metal doorways at either end, fixed aluminum display window above stone veneer bulkheads, transoms infilled with metal panels or signage, glass block filled opening next to south bay, two doorways with double wood transoms at the center.

Windows: Vinyl 1/1 windows.

Stylistic Features: brick piers at corners of primary facade topped by round stone finials, along cornice brick dentils capped by stone with brick corbeling below, stone belt course with brick corbeling, 2nd floor window openings have stone lintels and sills.

Past Businesses

617 N Third St
1914 Grocery
1927 Shop
1948 Shop
619 N Third St
1914 China Ware
1927 Shop
1948 Shop

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