(25) Robinson Building

Built: 1909

Address: 309 North River Street

Once again this building demonstrates the trend of commercial buildings becoming less ornate as the twentieth century progressed. Yet, the rock-faced stone facade shows the same craftsmanship. Only diminutive uncut modillions adorn the cornice line, while a pilaster and square column highlight the lower level. A recessed doorway with a larger upper light provides a good period example of this type of element. At one time the Robinson building housed an undertaking parlor; later a drug and variety store was here and also a dance hall on the upper floor.