Former house of Andrew Main
OLD LAND MARK REMOVED;1 Hout n King Street luilt in the Thlrtiee Replaoed by a New On. . ' Th removal of the old building on King street la which th 1st Mrs. Thomas Martin died last week, recalls to the minds ot some of tbe earliest real den La a lltta .ancient history ot the Capital tbat may prove ot some inters c. Th building, lately th bom ot th Martin family, wa er ected la Uo! by th late Andrew Main. who was on ot tn must atrpris-ing atrpris-ing atrpris-ing and well known builder of his time. Ha was among tbe early mercantile mercantile men of By Town and retired (rod active business th year previous to the erection of tbla building. Mr. Main had purchased a large tract ot property on uh Beerr and By estates, estates, or what la now known as "San dy Hill," and on the former be built th bouses referred to with the front- front- aga on King street. These wer con sidered model structure la their day. Doing sei lartner back from th street than they would bo If erected at tha preaent Urn. With th advance ot modern Ideas, however, th bouee are to t put still farther to tha rear and four new one put la their plao.' A peculiarity In th construction ot th old dwelling la noticed la tha tact that th pao between th outside and inside sheeting waa Oiled with bin clay, tha cone ret ot to-day to-day to-day being at that time a thing ot th future. Tha clay bad tha effect of keeping out th cold, but haa a destructive effect on Umber, and only now Is It Been that the clay suing caused a decay ot the timbers. The r.ew buildings will greatly enhance th valu and Improve th appearance ot tbe King street property, property, hut tha old structures bar been (or th past bait century a material material tribute t toe memory ot the lata Andrew Main, whose coming to By Town datea back to th "thirties," and ot whoa enterprise much can, be said.