2608 North Main Street2608 North Main Street
With Cottontown’s 1948 modern fire station as a neighboring property, this circa-1950 commercial structure speaks to the neighborhood’s continued growth through the post-World War II era. With primary design elements consisting of wide, glass-block windows and decorative concrete horizontal banding, this mid-20th-century structure embodies the tenets of the Streamline Moderne style. Intended to evoke simplicity and celebrate construction materials of the machine age, this architectural movement was embraced in Columbia to a modest degree. Several different businesses have operated from this address since its completion, including a vending and amusement machine supplier, a film and school supplies store, and an appliance service provider.