Dickson, Dickson & Grant, Attorneys - 821 9TH ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Sav-Mor Drug Company
Style - Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements/Commercial Style
Built Year - 1907
State ID - 5WL4151

Description - Two-story brick commercial building with flat roof with stone coping and cornice with two bands of corbelled brick and band of molded brick enframing frieze. Façade has painted brick. Second story has paired 1/1-light double-hung sash windows with shared heavy rock-faced stone lintels and stone sills. Round arched window on west end of first story with brick sill. Wide segmental arched central plate glass window facing light well of basement in inset area has wrought iron railing and brick sill. At east end of façade is round arched entrance with glazed metal frame door, transom, and sidelights. The rear section of the building is one story and the wall is unpainted brick. The rear wall displays the ghosts of bricked up segmental arched windows, including a basement window, and a center entrance with segmental arched lintel, large transom, and glazed metal frame door.

Historical Background - The 1906 Sanborn map shows a vacant lot at this site. The present address appears in the 1908 city directory and the building is shown on the 1909 Sanborn map. During 1908 through 1930 the building was indicated in directories as containing an unidentified store on the first story and rooms on the upper story. Sanborn maps of 1909 and 1918 indicated that the first story business was a grocery. In 1944 only the upper story with rooms was listed. By 1950 the building housed the Sav-Mor Drug Company on the first story and a doctor’s office and dental lab on the upper story. The same businesses were operating here in 1960. By 1970 H & P Army Surplus Center occupied the building.