This large store fronting the railroad tracks is one of the earliest commercial buildings remaining in town. Built after a disastrous fire in 1880, the two-story building, purchased by A. D. Lemaire, has been in business ever since. Recent alterations obscure the fact that the store is actually composed of three structures: a two-story building at the corner of Front and Broad, which was the original Lemaire Store, and two one-story buildings to the west. All the buildings are constructed of brick and originally had flat roofs with parapets instead of the present gable roofs.
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