Address: 22 East Gambier Street
Architectural Style: Vernacular
Year Built: 1949
Architect/Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Pond

This is one of two buildings within the Downtown Mount Vernon Historic District to possess a corner entrance.  When this building was constructed in 1949, it was used as an auto sales showroom in the main part of the building, with a service garage in the rear.  Pond Motor Sales, which originally constructed and occupied the building, is a locally owned automotive services company.  The company no longer conducts sales, but continues to operate in automotive repairs and services, mainly tires, in a smaller venue located along West Gambier Street.  A unique feature about this mid-20th century commercial building is that the main two-story section is constructed using sandstone blocks.  The Masonic Temple on the Public Square is the only other such building within the downtown commercial district to be completely faced with sandstone.  Another unique feature about this building is the 2nd-story windows, with a large glass-block window on the corner.  The rear portion of this building is a single-story, painted cement block warehouse.

 


 

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