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Home > Iowa > Oskaloosa > S. J. Wilkins & Company Building Millinery & Fruit Shop, 217 High Avenue West, Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, IA



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B&W Photos
South Front
HB416335
South Front
South Front, Detail Of Storefront
HB416336
South Front, Detail Of Storefront
Interior, Detail Of Ceiling
HB416337
Interior, Detail Of Ceiling


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Item Title


Location
217 High Avenue West, Oskaloosa, IA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS IA-180
Building/structure dates: 1894 initial construction
Significance: Brick load-bearing walls, 20' x 120', two-story building. Wide oriel window at second floor, modillioned cornice (possibly applied upside-down), leaded glass transom window across storefront. First floor has one large open room in front and small room in rear; second floor has two apartments on second floor with entry hall along east side of building. Interior details include pressed-metal ceiling on first floor, original door hardware, corner moldings and skylights on the second floor. Oriel and cornice not original. Built approximately 18894. S.J. Wilkins and Company, composed of Stilman and Sarah Wilkins, operated a millinery and fruit shop there. In 1910, Chancey W. Bollinger purchased the building and operated a shop there selling watches, jewelry, pianos, organs, and sheet music. "Bollinger" appears in tiles at the floor of the entry.

Subjects
Stores & Shops
Millineries


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH FRONT
2. SOUTH FRONT, DETAIL OF STOREFRONT
3. INTERIOR, DETAIL OF CEILING


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