The Thompson Block Building c. 1861 – after the huge fire that gutted this historic section of Depot Town.

This structure originally served as a Civil War hospital and barracks.

This is from the back of the block

Too bad they didnt have any of that before it burned down.

One Response to Depot Town Fire

  • from an article:
    “It was built in 1861 and turned into a Civil War army barracks. Since then it became the first Dodge Brothers car dealership and the city’s first fire station. It’s best known as the Thompson Hardware Store which, among other things, became the first place to sell bicycles in the area.”

    when i heard it got torched, i was bummed i passed up on the chance to explore it way back when

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