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309 E Reed Street, Red Oak, Iowa 51566

Year Built:







Modifications: Before 1946, metal cornice removed. Around 1966, storefront modernized. At recent unknown date, 2nd floor windows replaced.

Height: Two story.

Walls: Brick, painted

Storefront: Aluminum display windows and door, metal panels at transom, aluminum awning. Windows: Vinyl 1/1 windows with vinyl transom.

Stylistic features: 2nd story window openings have hooded window crowns and metal sills, corbeled brick belt course, dentil brick cornice, brick pilasters.

1870s Roberts & Sons Dry Goods
1886 Dry Goods
1891 Saddlery
1896-1897 C.A. Nelson, Harness & Carriages
1900-1906 C.A. Hough Groceries, China Room on 2nd Floor
1907 Shank Brothers Grocery
1908 Clothing
1908-1909 Reo Clothing Company
1912-1917 Limbach’s (Clothing & Suit cases)
1928 Mary Lou Dress Shoppe
1950-1960 Gambles
1972 The Crest

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