L. Haas Store

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L. Haas Store
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L. Haas Store is located in Illinois
L. Haas Store
L. Haas Store is located in the US
L. Haas Store
Location 219 E. Main St., Carmi, Illinois
Coordinates 38°5′26″N 88°9′36″W / 38.09056°N 88.16000°W / 38.09056; -88.16000Coordinates: 38°5′26″N 88°9′36″W / 38.09056°N 88.16000°W / 38.09056; -88.16000
Area less than one acre
Built 1896 (1896)
Architectural style Italian Renaissance Revival
NRHP reference # 94000026[1]
Added to NRHP February 4, 1994

The L. Haas Store is a historic commercial building located at 219 E. Main St. in Carmi, Illinois. The store was built in 1896 for merchant Louis Haas, a Jewish immigrant from Germany. Though the store was named for and run by Haas, he did not actually own the building, which was the property of local businessman John Storms. The store was designed in the Italian Renaissance Revival style. The first floor of the store has a cast iron storefront manufactured by the J. B. Mesker Company; the company also made the building's ornate iron cornice and the iron grilles above the second floor. The second floor features six tall, arched windows, which are topped by a thin strip of curved limestone. The store now houses a history museum run by the White County Historical Society.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1994.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Lucinda Birk Conley (November 3, 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: L. Haas Store" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 

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