Sheldon Building & Fagan’s Block (1868)

June 28th, 2016 Posted in Commercial Buildings, Italianate, Middletown

Sheldon & Fagan Buildings, Middletown

Pictured above are two buildings on Main Street in Middletown that are joined together with a bracketed cornice. The one on the right, 420 Main Street, was built between 1867 and 1868 by Ephraim Sheldon, who had his furniture store in the building until 1892. The building was modernized c. 1895 with a Pompeian brick facade and brownstone window surrounds. Probably around that same time the cornice of the adjacent Fagan Building was extended across the Sheldon Building. Fagan’s Block, at 422 Main Street, was built in 1868 by Patrick Fagan. After his death in 1869, his sons continued their father’s real estate business with an office in the building. They added an addition on the north side that was demolished in the late 1930s to make way for the Woolworth Building.

  1. One Response to “Sheldon Building & Fagan’s Block (1868)”

  2. By Rita Miller on Nov 9, 2017

    I am interested in the 420 Main Street location. How do I get information on who owns it?

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