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From: "J DOT Henry Priebe Jr DOT " root AT bluemoon DOT net
Date: Thu, 24 Sep 2009 09:20:08 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Re: (erielack) Diamond
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On Thu, 24 Sep 2009, Paul Brezicki wrote:

> How about the structures occupying the other (western) portion of that
> block? In one photo I think I'm seeing "LJ Kingsley Co Inc", and "National
> Grocery Co...Wholesale Grocers". It appears they were rail-served at one
> time.

Here's a snippet from a 1952 Sanborn map of that block. It's not very legible,
but from left to right here's what I can make out:

Wholesale Hardware & Paints, Wholesale Groceries, Wholesale Groceries,
Wholesale Meats, Wholesale Groceries, Feed & Grain, Wholesale Meats, George Q

LJ Kingsley Co is the corner "Wholesale Hardware" building. The next three
units made up what I believe to be the "McTighe Grocery Co," maybe someone can
verify that. It is at 7 to 17 North Depot St.

So far I am unable to come up with a name or names for the remaining three
unit building (19 to 25 N Depot) shown as Wholesale Groceries, Feed & Grain
and Wholesale Meats.

Compare this map to the aerial photo on page 26 of the latest DIAMOND.

Everything west of Moon is still there, sans tracks, you can see them in this
Bing Maps "Bird's Eye" view: and you can almost
make out the Kingsley name on the corner building. It would appear that the
Kingsley building at 1 (1 to 5) North Depot St is for sale for $450,000. The
building at 21 (19 to 25) N Depot is also for sale. Both look like

Hope this helps, it was interesting researching it.


J. Henry Priebe Jr. Blue Moon Internet Corp Network Administrator Internet Access & Web Hosting Railfan Network Services


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