36 North Main Street
This Italianate house was built by Hiram H. Cronkhite in 1872. The Porch was added about 1900. Cronkhite operated a lumberyard on the land behind the house until 1893 when the property was sold to John Schoen. Schoen ran a produce wholesale business in the barns behind the house, located along the east end "Schoen's Alley" now known as Schoen Place. The small one-story wing, located close to the entrance to Schoen Place was the office for the business. The hump still visible in the street at that location is remant of a scales weighing trucks and wagons loaded with produce. In the twentieth century, Schoen began selling larger amounts of coal. To accommodate the growing business, Schoen constructed the silo now containing the Coal Tower Restaurant. The business survived until 1966 when the house and barns were sold and then remodeled into retail shops and restaurants by Ted Collins and others.
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