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110 Coulter Ave

Date of Construction: pre-1881
Original Architect:
Original Owner:
Description of the Resource: Now located in the parking and loading area behind the Trader Joe’s store in the Suburban Square shopping center and used for maintenance storage, this building was originally a freight shed, and its site along the R5 tracks was originally a railroad yard. As a utilitarian structure, the freight shed is not well documented besides its appearance in historic atlases. It appears to have been constructed between 1881 and 1887 and relocated multiple times over its history as the layout of the rail yard was altered, reaching its current location sometime between 1948 and 1961. It sits on a modern cinderblock foundation, and the main structure shows fire damage and was extensively repaired in 1983. The building is a long, end-gabled rectangular structure with wood siding and projecting eaves, which are held by decorative stick-style brackets. It is remarkable that this utilitarian support structure remains from the days when the railroad was the centerpiece of the developing suburbs. (91)
Class: 2
Street Classification: Minor
Name of Local Historic District: Not in a local district
Name of National Historic District: Not applicable
Reviewed By: Historical Commission
Inventory Index Number: AR174

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