This former hardware store of John Kocourek has barely changed since it was built. The two-and-a-half-story brick structure has two store-fronts with plate glass windows and a recessed central entrance shaded by a corrugated metal awning supported on four metal posts. The rectangular windows of the second floor are bordered by shallow-arched brick detailing, and brick corbeling edges the cornice. Rectangular vents along the upper section are separated by brick pilasters. The interior, although somewhat rearranged, retains the hardware store fittings, the hand-powered elevator, the wooden floors and tin ceilings, and the original cash register. The store faces the railroad tracks in the center of the town’s commercial district, which gave it ideal visibility for customers arriving by train.
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Kocourek and Son Store
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