City Directories and History: 1917 – W. M. Steele, 1922/23 – W.M. Steele and G.P. Smith, 1936 – Thomas S. Good, 1963 – T.S. Good
From the Rock Hill Record, April 8, 1912 – “Contractors Moser and Baumgarner of Hickory, N. C. have begun work on the new two-story brick building on Railroad avenue for Ratterree Bros. This building will contain 4 storerooms on the first floor and halls overhead.
Mr. J. S. Starr, architect, has drawn plans for the Messrs. Ratterree for another building between this one and the building on the corner of East Main and Railroad avenue, with a frontage of 76 feet on the latter street. The contract for this will be let shortly. When these buildings are completed they will add very much to the appearance of the street on which they are located, which has for a long number of years had only some unsightly tin shacks on it.
Mr. Starr has also drawn plans for a handsome two-story brick building for Mrs. D. Hutchison, to be erected on Railroad avenue, between her present storerooms and the corner next to the passenger station of the Southern Railway, taking in the space between the Candy Kitchen and Davis’ Meat Market on that street. This building will contain three new storerooms and halls overhead suitable for offices and other purposes, and will also include putting a second story over the storeroom now occupied by the Candy Kitchen. The contract for this building, we are informed, will be let shortly and work will be commenced as soon as possible, and will add very much to the looks of the street, which contains a number of tin shacks which are eyesores to the city.
Mr. Starr has also drawn plans for residences for the following parties: a 9-room bungalow for Mr. B. L. Ivey; an 8-room house for Mr. W. E. Stowe; a 7-room house for Miss Julia Campbell of Black Mountain, N. C. to be erected here; and a 9-room house for Mrs. W. M. Steele on Marion Street.”
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