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2207 W Franklin St, formerly 1107-1109 W Franklin
Evansville, IN

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1911 Building is erected


District: Independence
Latitude: 37.980752041362
Longitude: -87.597698271275
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Style: Commercial Vernacular
Architect: Clifford Shopbell & Co


this building was constructed in 1911 for Jacob Folz Jr from plans by the j folz building Clifford Shopbell & Company architectural firm, the successor of the Harris and Shopbell office. The facade featured white glazed brick and Chicago-style banks of windows. On its completion, the two- story-wide building was occupied by the Schuler Implement Company under a long-term tenancy which was extended into the late 1920s. One of the west side's largest real estate owners, Jacob Folz Jr was a director of the West Side Bank, the proprietor of a tile factory, and the owner and operator of a West Franklin grocery and saloon business.


11 - jacob j folz jr commercial block

See also Businesses / Commercial Independence district

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