Commercial Building/Shotts Building – Throckmorton

156 905-907 Throckmorton Street, Commercial Building/ Shotts Building, c. 1906. This two-story commercial brick building first housed Kane & Fosdick Plumbers, the Erebus Plastic Paint Co., and the J.J. Langever Service, a sign company. The plumbing company (then Fosdick Plumbing) remained here through the early 1920s, but a wide variety of tenants, including a printing company, vacuum cleaner firm, auto supply company, and sporting goods store occupied the remainder of storefront space. The second floor was used by several small hotels and women who leased furnished rooms. In 1945 the building was acquired by Shotts Electric Co. (which located at 905 Throckmorton St.), and after that time city directory records refer to the structure as the Shotts Building. Panther City Office Supply and Bell Reproduction Co. were located here in later years. The building was distinguished by its decorative parapets and upper-story central gallery with unusual octagonal columns. It was demolished about 1982 to make room for a parking garage, but this listing is retained for documentary purposes.

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