This pair of two-story brick storefronts has been rehabilitated as the frontispiece to a vest-pocket park occupying what were once the buildings' interiors. The former Roemer Building at 227 E. Main Street is faced with buff brick, with dark red brick accents; the former A. C. Louwien Building at number 223 is faced with red brick with buff brick accents. This material combination, together with the division of the parapet zone of the street walls into threes—explicit in the Roemer Building, implicit in the Louwien Building—suggests the hand of Jules Leffland. Inasmuch as the two-story, stucco-faced building at 233 E. Main Street displays a similar compositional rhythm, it can also be tentatively attributed to Leffland. The same is true of a one-story, two-store, brick building at 215–221 E. Main Street. The rehabilitated buildings are mere facades. Interior demolition and conversion into a park occurred in 1994.
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Fay Bauer Sterling Main Street Park
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