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H.D. Lamb Furniture Co.

417, 419 E Reed Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

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Modifications: Between 1912 & 1948 facade covered with stucco, 2nd fl window openings modified, and most of elaborate cornice removed. In 1952, 419 E Reed St storefront modified. At unknown dates, 417 E Reed St storefront modernized, 419 E Reed St storefront further modified, 2nd fl windows replaced.

Height: Two story

Walls: Stucco.

Storefront: Cast iron column, aluminum display windows and door, vinyl sliding window, wood door, brick kneewalls.

Windows: Vinyl 1/1 double hung windows.

Stylistic features: Overhanging eave.

Past Businesses

1886-1891 Furniture & Queensware; Court Room & Offices – 2nd Floor
1896-1904 H.D. Lamb Furniture, Lamb & Boileau
1901-1908 G.W. Holt (Insurance; Justice of Peace) – 2nd Fl
1908-1914 J.G. North, North-Shaver Auto Company, Shaver-Buehler Auto Company (Automobile Dealer, Repair & Garage)

417 E Reed St
1915-1917 Atkinson & Elwood Groceries
1918 G.E. Elwood (Groceries)
1934-1960 Virgil L. Spicer, Spicer Insurance Agency
1951-1957 Red Oak Credit Bureau
1972 Tot Shop

419 E Reed St
1913-1917 The Ladies’ Emporium (Satin Hats/Clothing/Art)
1920 Lindberg & Spry Motor Company
1921 Vesta Battery Station, W.R. Bunnell and L.W. Doty; Double Life Battery Company
1933-1952 Lovit Ice Cream Store
1935 D.D. Ashby (Auction Sales Room, Auctioneer)

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