Talk:14th Street North

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AAA Mini Storage building

  • Does anyone have any information on the building at 14 14th Street North? It is currently (or most recently?) AAA Mini Storage, and looks like it may have been home to Murrell's Garage (found by doing a search on the Internet). It looks like it could have been a train depot the way it is designed. --Wheresdib 13:14, 28 June 2010 (PDT)
    • No clue what it was, but the brick portion closest to the street is definitely old. Looks like the back parts are later additions. Looking at Google Maps satellite view, I'd say it almost definitely had a railroad track alongside it at one point. I can't imagine, however, why they'd put a passenger depot so far from 20th Street, which is the heart of the area. I'd guess some sort of warehouse.
Visiting one of my favorite resources, the 1880 maps shows that block as "reserved for mechanical enterprises". The 1885 maps shows several buildings in that block, but I don't think the one in question is one of them. The 1887 maps (page 5) shows the office for the Linn Iron Works in about the right spot. The 1900 maps by Kelley shows a couple buildings there, but gives no indication what they are. The other maps don't seem to be of any help, although none show railroad tracks any closer to the building than the existing ones, so maybe I'm wrong about that. --Lkseitz 10:17, 29 June 2010 (PDT)
      • Didn't get around to using Google yesterday, but upon asking my parents, my mother led me to something interesting she found with Google. Apparently it did indeed have a railroad spur going into it. I get dimensions of about 121 x 30 feet measuring the building in Google Earth, which doesn't match any building's dimensions in the book, but note that the "brick office and supply house" dimensions aren't given. --Lkseitz 09:15, 30 June 2010 (PDT)