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Creation Date

1-18-2010

Building Name

New Baird Building

Description

New Baird Building, Gainesville, Fl.

The New Baird Building, on 112-116 Southeast 1st Street was built by Eberle Baird, in 1911, the founder of Baird Hardware, this tan brick building remains virtually unaltered. Various tenants, including a confectionery store, Gainesville Chevrolet and the Hart Furniture company have occupied the first floor. Since 1939 Mike's Bookstore and Tobacco Shop has been in the south part, making it the longest term tenant in the city. The second floor served as professional offices for people like architect Sanford Goin and businessman James C. Adkins. One of its distinctive features is an original central skylight.

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29.650924, -82.323944

Keywords

Taylor, George Lansing, Jr.; Lance Taylor; Photographers -- Florida --Jacksonville; Photograph collections -- Florida -- Jacksonville; Commercial buildings-Florida-Gainesville; Historic buildings; New Baird Building; Eberle Baird; Business offices; Stores, retail; Alachua County (Fl.); Gainesville (Fl.)

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