Childs Building

John Tilley owned the structure in the 1880s and sold furniture in it on all floors. It was a brick facade building in that era.

Then Thomas Childs remade the structure into the Childs Building having a facade added in 1912. This building at 273-281 High Street is in the Beaux Arts style.

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As a budding businessman Childs bought the Corser Shoe store and grew from there.

View of the INSIDE during a sale.

He also operated a business college on the upper floors.

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1884 map it is a one floor wooden building for a barber

Sanborn 1889 map

Sanborn 1895 map it is now 4 floors

Sanborn 1915 map

Sanborn 1949 map

Sanborn 1956 map

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