February 27, 2012
Stone Bank “Double-Wide”
YES. That is “our” Stone Bank — with an addition.
We have no documentation of when that part of the building was constructed, but it was demolished and replaced after a fire — or two. (Roofers found charred roof timbers and the stone mason found soot on part of a stone wall at the back of the building.)
And one of our architects tells us that although the two sides of this building shared a facade that the interior spaces were not connected. By the time this photo was taken there was a dental office in the left side of the building.
Here’s the 1902 picture for comparison.
Initially, we thought the “double-wide” was the original Stone Bank, but when the 1902 photo surfaced, we realized that we DO have the original structure. If you scan down the left side of the building, you will see the building has been altered since the 1902 picture. (Note the configuration of the windows.)
Also note there is no pillar at the front entrance and you can see a sliver of daylight to the right of the building.
Stay tuned for more pictures. We’ll share them and the building’s history as we find them.