The Building

“The block built by Henry G. and Lemuel Sears around 1896 is a fine example of late 19th century classicism. Above the usual utilitarian storefront…is the turn-of-the-century merchant’s interpretation of an Italian palazzo. The second and third floor windows are encased in pairs of two-story semi-circular arches. The third floor suggests an arcade with its three groups of five arched windows. All arches are defined by several courses of yellow brick while the rest of the building is red brick.”

Nora Pat Small, Preservation Consultant, June, 1984

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Henry G. Sears & Co. 80 Race Street  c. 1900


Henry Sears Co. 80 Race Street c. 1940’s


80 Race Street  c. 1960

c.  1970


Parsons and Sears Block  1891


P.C.S. 80 – 2007




PCS80 2010


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