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Old Building in Presidio - What is it?

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Old Building in Presidio - What is it?
« on: May 07, 2017, 11:20:37 AM »
Does anyone know what this old brick building was and any history pertaining to it?


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Re: Old Building in Presidio - What is it?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2017, 04:38:49 PM »
Does anyone know what this old brick building was and any history pertaining to it?

Knowing "where" it is in town might reveal some clues as to function.

Off hand it resembles a hotel. The upstairs clearly has a central hallway and the little bit that can be seen through the left front window seems to mirror the front right room. All the upstairs rooms seem to be of similar, small size, with one window per room. The small window on the right side surely appears to be a bathroom window.

A google image search produced another view of the building, but no information.
http://www.panoramio.com/photo/80166844
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Re: Old Building in Presidio - What is it?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2017, 04:42:54 PM »
Probably stating the obvious, but it looks to me like a classic gas station and general store downstairs with family quarters upstairs kind of arrangement that popped up at US highways junctions in the 30's and 40's.

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Re: Old Building in Presidio - What is it?
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2017, 06:06:57 PM »
It's on 170 when you come into town right where it takes a sharp left toward the border.

 


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