Sunday, December 7, 2014

Little Flatiron Landmark in Reynoldstown

I've always had a crush on it, always wanted it be something, always wanted an excuse to visit.

"The plan of streets in Reynoldstown is a series of small grids that connect awkwardly to one another...forming T-shaped intersections..." - National Register of Historic Places Registration Form February, 2003

The crazy curvy diagonal of Flat Shoals Avenue gives rise to some "odd shaped lots" that make Reynoldstown perpetually interesting to me.


My eye always stops at this little flatiron. It shows on all four sides and even its backside is cute. It's pretty much at the center of "downtown" Reynoldstown.

20141204_121554 Yolkspace Gallery Reynoldstown 166 Stovall Street circa
It's been boarded up as long as I remember then a hair salon.

Let's have a look around.

20141204_121446 Yolkspace Gallery Reynoldstown 166 Stovall Street
The front looks like a face to me. You?

20141206_120456 2014-12-06 yolkspace first HOLIDAY MARKET DEC 6 and 7 Reynoldstown
The streetcar to East Lake, Decatur, and the Soldiers Home ran on the right side.

IMG_5232 2014-12-06 yolkspace first HOLIDAY MARKET DEC 6 and 7 Reynoldstown



IMG_5231 2014-12-06 yolkspace first HOLIDAY MARKET DEC 6 and 7 Reynoldstown


IMG_5230 2014-12-06 yolkspace first HOLIDAY MARKET DEC 6 and 7 Reynoldstown

20141204_121554 2014-12-04 Yolkspace Gallery Reynoldstown 166 Stovall Street

IMG_5229 2014-12-06 yolkspace first HOLIDAY MARKET DEC 6 and 7 Reynoldstown


Update: Thanks to Lisa: Flatiron in Red via Streetview:

2014-12-08 shot 166 Stovall as hair salon Reynoldstown old streetview in red 2
Perhaps you can tell me a little more about this place.





4 comments:

  1. It was once a mattress repair shop (in the 1950's). In the 80's it was a mechanic shop, you could drive your car right into the large square opening in the front. I believe it was once a pharmacy very early on, but haven't been able to find out for sure. (I used to work in the bright blue building across the street.)

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  2. I think that's now YOLKspace, artist Danielle Brutto's workspace/venue: https://www.facebook.com/YOLKSPACE

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  3. Please edit, it's Reynoldstown... It's pretty much at the center of "downtown" Cabbagetown.

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    1. Corrections are always welcome and ususally needed, thanks so much.

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