Address: 251 NE Third Street Construction Date: 1913 Current Business: Harvest Fresh Grocery Historic Name/Use: Masonic Building Significance: Secondary Significant Style of Architecture: 20th Century Commercial
1913–1920s: Bishop Clothiers
1920s–1930: Mercantile Store operated by David M. Nayberger
1950s: Rutherford’s Five and Dime
1977: Rutherford’s Variety Store
1980s: Ben Franklin Variety Store / 88 Cents Store
2015: Harvest Fresh Grocery
This is a three-story buff-colored brick structure with a flat roof, built in 1913 at the cost of $38,000. It replaces an earlier Masonic Hall which was a smaller, two-story Italianate brick structure occupied by Bishop Clothiers. David M. Nayberger operated the first mercantile store in the new building until 1930. Located on the first floor in the 1950s was Rutherford’s Variety Store, which had a small lunch counter and sundries that you would find at your local variety store. Later Rutherford’s went on to become part of the Ben Franklin Variety Store chain and then part of the 88 Cents Store chain.
Today the floor houses Harvest Fresh grocery store. Law offices and the Masonic Lodge are on the second and third floor respectively.
Secondary Significant: Structures are classified as Primary Significant if they were built in or between 1913 and 1937. These buildings represent the secondary period of construction and development from the increase of city improvements and auto traffic.
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