So in typical fashion, I dug around in my photos and found as many of the pictures I have of these two buildings.
Lower left corner shows the building. Electrical meter to door are part of the “Acme Pawn”. This section looks to be board and batten. In this photo the door and small upper window exist. Date is supposedly 1988. This is probably the most accurate of this side for my modeling date based on the feed mill construction as well.
Same angle, post 1988. I’m guessing late 90’s early 2000’s. Again date based on feed mill construction. I know the big silos out front got removed in the late 90’s. Roof has been upgraded to sheet metal, and the door and window are missing as the siding has been replaced with sheet metal siding.
Same angle, similar date in color. I suspect that it’s the same photo original vs above cropped and black and white.
The tax assessors file calls out the middle of the building divided by shiplap. This is where I’m guessing the original structure and false front ends.
Now on to the ‘front’ view. Late 80’s time frame. Building labeled as “Acme Surplus”. I’m going to try digging around in the local paper to see if I can find anything about a grand opening as the “Welcome Open (for) Business” sign looks fairly clean. The tax assessor files said it was two businesses that occupied this building but from this angle it looks like one. Can’t tell if one of the front doors has been removed due to tree in the way. Also a side window on the shiplap siding, and far back you can still make out the door and small window by the electrical meter. Yellow building has no name but that’s the Eastside Mower & Repair Shop.
Not sure the date but mid to late 90’s. Side wall has changed. And one of the front doors has been removed. No tree. The Eastside Mower & Repair shop is the square looking building labeled “Acme Pawn Shop”. The false front building name is now “Redmond Pawn Shop”
Limited Side views. Click the link to see the full photo but in the far background past Hobby Town, the roof line of both Eastside Mower and Acme Pawn can be seen. The Pawn shop extension slopes towards the railroad tracks, while the other building slopes parallel to the tracks.
[/url]DSCF5271 by Craig Townsend, on Flickr
And the final, I couldn’t find anything other than this photo… I’m guessing this is a side door/entrance to the mower repair shop.
Cropped in close…
21314542_1504724516237838_6180989752442894506_n by Craig Townsend, on Flickrx
Next up some foam core mockups… And yes these are ‘small’ compared to the big feed mill next door!