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Cedar Rapids 2nd Avenue SE Automobile Row Historic District

The Moore Auto Sales Co. building, located at 608 2nd Avenue SE, is counted as a contributing resource to the Automobile Row Historic District. The property is a 7,585-square foot, rectangular building clad in brick.13 The building is two-story on the south, transitioning to one-story on the north – the two-story section constituting about one-third of the structure. The building is situated adjacent to the corner building at the west end of the block, amid a line of contiguous, commercial buildings; the building’s façade faces south. The building was constructed in ca.1913 for the Moore Auto Sales Co. and is one of the first two commercial buildings (the other being at 616) constructed on Block 49.14 The building was occupied by various automobile-related enterprises from the time of its construction through 1931. Longtime occupants include Carringer Auto Co. from 1916-1924 and Be-Right Service, 1931- 1941. From 1941-1965, Elite Chicks, a hatchery, occupied the building.

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