The Tobacconist Shop or possibly a Gun Shop with
Post Office also has the owner / proprietor's living quarters on the
second floor. This is a very narrow lot building squeezed in between the
Boarding House and the I.O.O.F Hall.
the castings will be a Cigar Store Indian for those that choose to model
the Tobacconist Shop as designed.
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As this building is tight to the Boarding
House there are no windows on this side of the building. The shop has
the living quarters directly over and there is a single story storage
room on the backside.
NOTE: Window openings
are marked on both side subwalls just incase you don't use this building
in the same setting as we do. There are also extra laser cut windows to
use if you cut these opening free.
The upstairs living quarters at least has
windows on the back so a breeze can come through in the Summer heat. The
roof of the back storage room also provides a good fire escape just
incase. The stairway upstairs is inside on this building.
NOTE: The front wall, tall rear wall and the short rear wall can be
rotated 180 degrees so that the door openings are at the opposite side
of the wall face.
There is a covered rear entrance to the
building for both occupant entry and the delivery of goods. As can be
seen there are no windows on this side of the building either as it is
very close to the I.O.O.F. Hall.
This is a very Spartan and basic
building typical of small towns with narrow lots and was built most
likely around 1900. Two brick chimneys are evident. One for heating the
lower commercial area and the other for the living quarters upstairs.
The kit will use vertical board 'n batten siding on the
front wall and individual stripwood clapboard siding on all the other
walls. Lots for the modeler to do with this small building.
The narrowness of this
building is evident in this overhead view.
As this will be the
second kit released it should be noted that we have already had this in the
pre-proof build stage with a number of test models already built. It
won't be too long after the Boarding House before this kit is released.
Dimensions shown are approximate till the kit design is complete. Actual
dimensions will be posted at that time.