Antique Industrial Revolution Era Cast Iron Storefront, 1868 Pullis & Bro, 25’W. This rare, cast iron store front is a beautiful piece of post American Industrial Revolution history. The arcade style storefront was manufactured in 1868 by T. Pullis & Brothers of St. Louis and recently salvaged from a property in Vicksburg, Mississippi. To remove, the store front was disassembled into the following sections: 2 wide, square columns, 2 narrow, rectangular columns, 4 lengths of cornice with dentil modillions, 3 structural lintels, 3 architrave panels, 2 column bases with maker’s marks, and other various pieces. Assembled Details: The square columns are situated on the outer sides of the façade. The narrow, rectangular columns are situated between the square columns, creating 3 openings. The 3 structural lintels rest atop the columns, spanning the openings. The lintels are concealed by the 3 architrave panels forming an arcade of 3 flat arches. The soffit of the center architrave panel has a depth of 13 ¼”, while the two panels flanking it measure 3″ deep. Integrated ornamental trim projects from the top of each column and runs along the bottom face of the architrave panels. The 4 cornice panels bolt to the top of the architrave panels. Above the inner columns, two rosettes are fastened to the face of the architrave panels, completing the façade. Condition: This storefront is in good condition for its age. All pieces are sound, and show expected surface rust. Condition details: One rectangular column has a crack running up the top third of the left side which can be repaired. 8 modillions have detached from the cornice sections, 4 are missing, and 4 are broken or cracked, some of which can be repaired. The corners of some sections have dulled or chipped. Finally, there are 2 corner column bases with nameplates; one is in good shape, the other has broken and needs repair. This store front is a beautiful piece of post American Industrial Revolution history. These classic facades are becoming scarcer by the day due to redevelopment or neglect. When cleaned up and painted, cast-iron storefronts are eye-catching and extremely attractive. Whether it is used in an interior or exterior space, this charming façade is sure to draw in passers-by. Please refer to the photos for an architectural rendering of the structure. History: This Storefront was salvaged in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and is featured in Season 4, Episode 13, of the DIY Network show, “Salvage Dawgs”. Size: 178.5″H X 21.5″ X 308. Please inquire for local pick-up pricing. Founded in 1999, Black Dog Salvage is an architectural salvage company based in Roanoke, Virginia, and home of the television series. On the DIY Network. Salvaged materials often have imperfections (we call it patina) and we will do our best to clearly photograph and describe any condition issues. Please feel free to ask questions or request additional photographs. We do our best to accurately describe each item. The item “Antique Industrial Revolution Era Cast Iron Storefront, 1868 Pullis & Bro, 25’W” is in sale since Saturday, January 5, 2019. This item is in the category “Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Columns & Posts”. The seller is “architecturaldog” and is located in Roanoke, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Material: Cast Iron
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Features: Salvage
- Decade: Pre 1890