Iron Block Building (Bradenton, Florida)

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Iron Block Building
Bradenton FL Iron Block03.jpg
Iron Block Building in 2010
General information
Architectural style Cast-iron architecture
Town or city 530 12th Street West (Old Main Street) Bradenton, Florida
Country United States
Coordinates 27°29′41″N 82°34′25″W / 27.49461°N 82.57365°W / 27.49461; -82.57365Coordinates: 27°29′41″N 82°34′25″W / 27.49461°N 82.57365°W / 27.49461; -82.57365
Completed 1896

The Iron Block Building, so named for the words Iron Block embossed high on its front facade is an historic two-story commercial building located at 530 12th Street West (Old Main Street) across from the Manatee County Courthouse in Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida. Built in 1896 in the cast iron style of architecture, it originally housed Reed's Cash Store. It has been restored and according to A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture features original "pressed metal facades on three sides."[1]

In 1989, the Iron Block Building was listed in A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, published by the University of Florida Press."[1] Today it houses professional offices and retail businesses.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A Guide to Florida's Historic Architecture, 1989, Gainesville: University of Florida Press, p. 117, ISBN 0-8130-0941-3