5 West Main Street, Lancaster, New York (Peter's Drug Store)

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Based on records, There was an empty lot here in 1855. By 1866. there was a building at this location owned by P. Thills, it can not be confirmed if it was the present building.

The 1882 records show the building and saloon went up for sale, and in the 1890's it served as M. Windling's Saloon and Restaurant. The Windling building received a new plate glass front in 1893, and got piped in water service in 1899. It was owned by J.K. Krim at that time.

By 1916 the building was serving as Peter's Drug Store and appeared to have had an addition made to it at the back by 1938. The Drug Store was operated by Mr. Simonson after 1951.

Currently Purely Pets makes it's home at 5 West Main.


United States Department of the Interior National Park Service National Register of Historic Places Central Avenue Historic District Erie County, New York

Section 7

https://cris.parks.ny.gov/Uploads/ViewDoc.aspx?mode=A&id=296325&q=false 5 West Main Street ca. 1880 Contributing primary building

3-story, 4-bay flat roof masonry commercial building with Italianate styling; stone foundation. Storefront features two separate entry doors, contemporary to the west and to the east historic wood door with large single light, flanked by sidelights, two large fixed display windows. Full-width copper pent roof separates 1st and 2nd story. Windows typically 1/1 replacement units, some 2/2 wood sash double hung units. Stone sills, decorative cast iron pediment lintels at 2nd story and semicircular arches at 3rd story. Corners of building feature brick quoins, corbelled brick cornice and terracotta coping.

Traveling west on West Main Street on the North Side is 7 & 9 West Main street


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