Horace G. Poss and Co. inc. - International Iron

National Register listed : None

Location: 1085 Howell Mill Road

Original Builders: N/A

Period of Significance : N/A

Significant Dates : N/A

Boundary Justification: N/A

Description of Architectural Classification : utilitarian industrial

Classical Materials: N/A

Historic Functions: INDUSTRY:metal work

Current Functions: INDUSTRY:metal work


Developmental history/historic context : No significant research has been done on this building. This building can be seen on the 1932 Sanborn Insurance Map as a welding establishment. The Poss family is reputed to have done metal work in the building for 3 generations. In 1996 when this photograph was taken the lettering on the front of this building said :

Horace G. Poss and Co. inc.


The picture above was taken when Mike Barker of Dimensional Arts, since moved to Spring Street, had a working metal art gallery here. The intensely worked sculptures (in front of the building in the photo) are by an artist from Kentucky.

Description of present and historic physical appearance: Angelo Viale of Iron-Works International is the present owner and has paved, fenced, repainted, relettered and added an addition to the building on its' north side.


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