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Malony Building

306, 308 E Coolbaugh Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Year Built:





Classical Revival


Modifications: Around 1930, storefront altered with new materials and creation of east and west storefronts with individual entries, recessed entrance at center enclosed and became entry door for 2nd level. Around 1949, glass transoms at storefronts covered with wood boards. Between 1956 and 1962 east storefront’s configuration altered. After 1962, west storefront remodeled. More recently, east storefront modified, awning added to central entry, second floor windows altered.

Height: Two story.

Walls: Brick.

Storefront: Aluminum display windows and doors, hardboard door at center with sidelights and transom, enamel paneled signage area.

Windows: Vinyl casement windows.

Stylistic features: Brick pilasters with classical capitals, an arched window, and tall windows, stone nameplates with “1902” and “Malony” written on them.

Past Businesses

306 E Coolbaugh St
1902-1912 Malony & Son (Hardware & Ranges)
1906 F.W. Vandruff (Insurance) – 2nd Fl
1908 Hardware
1914 Hardware, Tin Shop – 2nd Fl
1917 W.T. Peterson Builders Hardware & Sheet Metal
1917 Mary Chapman (Dressmaker) – 2nd Fl
1917 J.F. Walker (Insurance Agent) – 2nd Fl
1917 Equitable Life Insurance (Society of the U.S.) – 2nd Fl
1921 O.J. Gibson & Son (Real Estate) –2nd Fl
1921 Petersen’s Hardware Store
1927 Store, Tin Shop in Basement
1934-1962 Jessen Clothes Shop (Men clothing & furnishings)
1948 Store, Tin Shop in Basement

308 E Coolbaugh St
1902-1928 T.E. Madden, Madden’s Smoke House (Billiards, Cigars & Tobacco)(Store & Factory)
1908 Cigars
1914 Cigars, Cigar Factory
1917 B.A. Shaver (Lawyer) – 2nd Fl
1917-1928 P.W. Richards (Lawyer) – 2nd Fl
1927 Store
1933-1945 D.C. Taylor, Edwin Engquist (Insurance & Real Estate) – 2nd Fl
1934 H.S. Cloud (Office on 2nd Floor)
1934-1945 Johnny’s Uptown Club (Snooker, Beer, Cards, Smoker Supplies)
1948 Store
1955-1962 Montgomery Ward Catalog Office, Wards

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