742 Pine Street

 

Architecture:

Style: Colonial Revival

Description: This intriguing, two-story turn of the century structure was built for commercial purposes. It is a two-story wood frame building largely covered with aluminum siding, some cement shingle, and wood shingle in the gables. On the northwest corner of the first floor, wood sheeting and small windows fill between concrete columns where large glass windows likely once existed. The roof is cross-gabled. The north gable facing Pine Street is enclosed by a pent roof, under which is a cantilevered semi-hexagonal bay on the second story. The west gable facing 8th Street is enclosed by a pent roof, under which are a cantilevered semi-hexagonal bay and a cantilevered two sided bay, both on the second story. The east gable is cantilevered over the edge of the building. The south side of the building has a hipped roof dormer, and a small squared bay on second story.

 

Significant Period:

Construction Date: circa 1908

Architect/Builder: Unknown

Context: The address first appears in the 1909 City Directory, and the 1911 Sanborn Insurance Map shows a much different structure than the one that existed in 1903. This building was originally designed as a grocery store with living quarters on the second floor. William Bauer, who lived next door at 740 Pine, managed the store until 1920. Norman Hyde, who lived above the store, managed the store for two years. The store was known as Smith Brothers #8 by 1923, until at least 1940. Residents at 742 Pine included Andrew and Lily MacDonald in 1923, Wellington Belyea in 1930, and Jacob and Margaret Borkowski in 1931. The rental housing building is no longer a grocery. It has acquired an additional address, 1002 8th Street.