Edward G. Busch Building - Washington, MO
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N 38° 33.634 W 091° 00.761
15S E 673152 N 4269886
Today an architectural firm is housed here.
Waymark Code: WM14PMM
Location: Missouri, United States
Date Posted: 08/07/2021
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County of building: Franklin County
Location of building: W. Main St., middle of block, north side, Washington
Built: 1885
Architectural Style: Italianate
Classified: B-3 & commercial
Current Occupant: Scudder & Co. Coffee shop & Kims Candy Buffet
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Marker Text:

Edward G. Busch Building
Busch entered the implement and hardware business in 1882 and built this structure five years later. He also served as a three-term mayor for the City Washington.

History of Mark:
"Italianate/Second Empire, 1865-1900. Coded B.
These closely related styles are represented by fourteen buildings, ten of which are two or three story brick buildings with storefronts and flats above. Most are concentrated along Main Street. The salient stylistic features are bold, projecting cornices with wood brackets (some with incised scrollwork panels), or corbelled brickwork imitating brackets, and dormered mansard roofs. In other respects the buildings differ little from the standard 19th and early 20th century planar brick façade articulated with segmentally arched windows. ... also feature Italianate cornices as the primary stylistic element.

"Residential (c. 1849 - 1930) . Coded 3
This designation denotes fifteen buildings used only for residential purposes (all are detached, single-family except for two detached, multi-family), as well as numerous buildings which mix residential use with commercial and a few which are institutional/residential or industrial/residential and are doubled coded as such.

"Commercial, Coded With Black Bar
This designation indicates that historically the building (or part of it) was used for commercial purposes. Since very few properties were constructed exclusively for commerce, the black bar code at the front of the property parcel generally refers to a first story storefront." ~ NRHP Nomination Form, PDF 4-6 & 14

"Built: 1885
Style/Design: Italianate
Storefront has new windows. Recessed entry on right of façade is stairway.

"The parcel was part of a 118 feet frontage on Main Street purchased by J. D. Grothaus on April 4, 1876 from Droege. 1893 and 1898 Sanborn maps show a saloon on the first story; in 1908, a jewelry store; and in 1916, a millinery store.

"Four concrete silos at rear by 1916 used as wheat bins for Washington Flour Mill." ~ DNR Historic Survey, phase II & III  PDF pages 618-619

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