Former Lorain Hardware
Built in 1907, this rust colored glazed brick building with fluted stone pilasters and ornamentation was home for many big named businesses throughout Lorain’s history. The second floor has a large display window which makes this building a gem in Lorain. The structure was home to businesses such as Lorain Hardware, Lorain County Community Action Agency, Nationwide Insurance, Davidson Audit Co., Amerititle Co. Inc., and other attorney and insurance companies. Although the 1924 tornado blew off the fourth floor of this building, it remains standing in all its beauty and unique design.