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A view of the library, circa 1905
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When Sandusky’s City Building was on Market Street
The building which began as Sandusky's Central Police and Fire Station building in 1890 served
as Sandusky's CityBuilding
from 1915 until 1958. Local photographer Robert E. Frank took several pictures
of the former CityBuilding before it was
razed in 1958. In the picture below, several businesses along West Market Street
are visible, including Gray Drugs, Weber's Men's Wear, and Herman's Jewelers.
In a closer view, you can see the words "CityBuilding" above the large doors on the street level. The lower level of the building originally
housed horse-drawn vehicles for the city’s police and fire departments.
You can see the old city building in this picture postcard, which was taken
from West Market Street