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Curtis Company Hardware

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1902, Sidney Curtis, builder. 228 Grand Ave. (NR)

Delivered by horse and wagon, the bracketed metal cornice of this two-story brick store has a central arched pediment. Horses also brought in the cast iron storefront, made by Front Builders of St. Louis. One flat and one projecting second-story bay are framed in engaged Doric columns. Embossed metal panels with classical urn designs, a fleur-de-lis first-story frieze, and other classical ornament adorns the facade.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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