CC FLETCHER BUILDING - 341 Lincoln Ave.
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CC Fletcher was a Hebron Businessman who owned and rented several properties, along Lincoln Avenue. One of those properties, currently located at 341 Lincoln Avenue, was built in 1883. It was reported that in 1882, C.C. Fletcher was making preparations to erect a fine business building, superior to any in the city. The structure would be worthy of the $3,500 paid for the lot. Construction began in June of 1883 with W.B. Hughes as the contractor. The 40’ x 90’ building would stand two stories high. It would have a basement for storage, a store on the main level, and space for offices in the upper level.
The building had many striking features including large bay windows, cupolas, ornate brick and tin work, and decorative iron posts shipped from St. Louis, Missouri. Another feature was the sidewalk, the most expensive built in Hebron. It was made of Colorado red flagstone resting upon railroad girders and supported by brick and stone footings.
The building was completed in 1893, and the first business to reside in the building was the Boston Clothing Store owned by O.I. Steele. It would remain the Boston until 1929 when it became Powell Clothing.
In 1946 the store front was remodeled by the new owner Hesteds Five and Dime Store.
Soon after, the Hebron Legion Club moved into the upper level. A mural painted by Art Werner depicting the mill and dam on the little Blue River survived the 1953 tornado that damaged the back wall and roof. The bay windows and cupolas could not be restored.