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I.O.O.F/Grocery/Dry Goods

317, 319 E Reed Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Year Built:







West Bay:
c. 1940, 2nd story window openings partially infilled with brick. Before 1946, metal cornice removed. Between 1960 and 1971, storefront modernized.
East Bay:
In 1952, storefront modernized. In 1960, exterior completely remodeled, rain screen added to top portion of this and bldg at 321-323 E Reed St, painted brick and altered storefront installed at street level. In 2015, the rain screen was removed. The upper level was epainted, new windows and storefront were installed.

Height: Two story.

Walls: Brick, painted.

Storefront: Aluminum display windows and door, porcelain tile, wood boards and letter signs at transom level, aluminum awning,

Windows: Wood 6/1 double hung windows, wood 1/1 double hung window.

Stylistic features: 2nd fl window openings pedimented window oods and stone sills, brick quoins, corbeled brick belt course.

317 E Reed St
1886 Grocery
1886-1898 IOOF Hall – 2nd Fl
1896 W.E. Steadman Groceries
1899-1904 Cole, The Clothier & Shoe Dealer
1909 L.P. Priessman Cigar Store (MCD)(Relocated from his 311 E Reed St address)
1914-1945 Bolt Shoe Company
1905-1951 Montgomery County Telephone Company/Iowa Telephone Company/Northwestern Telephone Company – 2nd Fl
1955 Brown Shoe Fit
1957-1972 Coast to Coast Stores

319 E Reed St
1886 Dry Good Notions; Boots & Shoes; I.O.O.F. hall – 2nd fl
1886-1898 IOOF Hall – 2nd Fl
1896-1902 C.W. & S.M. Hendricks (Millinery & Ladies Furnishings)
902-1911 Cole & McCall Company (Clothing)
1905-19051 Montgomery County Telephone Company/Iowa Telephone Company/Northwestern Telephone Company – 2nd Fl
1914 Variety
1917 Red Oak Commercial Club
1917-1928 Spurgeon Mercantile Company
1934 C.T. Gadd (office on 2nd Floor)
1934-1960 Earl May Store
1934-1955 Willard H. Miller (Real Estate & Insurance) – 2nd Floor
1950 Soil Conservation Service – 2nd Floor
1957 McCall Insurance Service – 2nd Floor
1960 Montgomery County National Bank

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