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This building has a history

Built in 1890, 623 North 25th Street is “one of the largest commercial buildings” in the historic districts in Church Hill. The building appears to have begun life as a boarding house, and has since progressed through a number of commercial uses on the lower level. The upstairs has been a separate address since at least the mid-1930s.

Commercial uses at 623 N 25th Street
1893-1894Mrs.Otelia C.Joseph (widow of Wilson B.)(boarding)
1902VACANT
1906William R.Atkinson – carpenter
1915-43 A. Woodford Broaddus (druggist)
1948-50 Broaddus Drug Store – Raplh N. Carino
1954-55 VACANT
1956-58 Michael’s Florist
1960-61Jet One Hour Cleaners
1962-75 Par 3 Cleaners and Launderers
1976-77 VACANT
1978Five Corners East (restaurant)
1979VACANT
1980Clyde’s Chitterling Corner
1981Emma’s Cafe
1982-84VACANT
1985Five Corners East
1986-89 VACANT
1990Five Corner’s Fish Market
1991-2004Chon’s Seafood
2005VACANT
2008-09Que Pasa
2011The Roosevelt

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10 comments

Cadeho 08/04/2011 at 9:24 PM

Oh oh! Do my house!

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john_m 08/04/2011 at 9:55 PM

I used the Hill Directories down at the Main Library to pull this together (https://chpn.net/news/2009/11/29/who-lived-in-your-house_10930/). If anyone wants to lookup another property, I’d love to share it.

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Observer 08/05/2011 at 8:22 AM

Had dinner at the Roosevelt last night and it was AMAZING! Hats off to Kendra and her team–they are doing great things. I’ll be back for another meal, or maybe just a drink at the bar, sometime very soon!

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Ross 08/05/2011 at 9:15 AM

Bring back Clyde’s Chitterling Corner!

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chpnfan 08/05/2011 at 10:38 AM

Chitterlings? Blaugh……

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Cadeho 08/05/2011 at 9:08 PM

I had used them 11 years ago and found the house was vacant in 1914 and I think I had seen one other report before that year with someone living here. I just wish I could figure out when the house was built.

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john_m 08/07/2011 at 3:23 PM

Just for fun:

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