Sandusky,Ohio, Thursday, July 19, 1923, Page 10
Start Steel Work On Eight Story Building
for the five additional stories on the three story Feick Building on East Market
Street will be in place in 2 or 3 weeks if the present favorable weather
conditions continue, according to a statement by George Feick, Jr. Wednesday.
Workmen Wednesday started to place the steel girders for the five-story addition
on top of the present structure.
the framework is in place the work of finishing the cities first skyscraper will
Previous to the building up of the structure from one of
three storied to one of eight, a three-story addition 66 by 66 feet square was
built at the rear of the present building.
rear addition was built with heavy girders with a view to increasing its height
to eight stories if the demand for space in the building warranted it any time
in the future.
The original building
with a frontage of 66 feet and a depth of 85 feet will be built up to a height
of eight stories. The entire structure as it will stand when completed according
to present plans will contain 60 big office suites and when the five additional
stories are added to the newly built rear section of the building sometime in
the future, the number of suites will be increased to 90.
When the original
three-story Feick building went up in 1908, the builders put into it heavy steel
with a view to someday increasing its height. The fact that this was done has
saved the builders a goodly sum of money, in that, instead of having to tear
down the present structure all that was necessary was to build on to the present