This building has suffered through the years, and has a complicated and unclear history. The section fronting Main Street suffered a fire in the mid-to-late twentieth century, and was rebuilt in two stories, instead of the original three. Old maps show that this front section and the rear of the building were framed in wood, while the center section was build three stories high in brick. Old photos show that the façade on Main Street was once a fairly typical, somewhat simple Italianate design. The upper floors had two rows of seven double-hung arched windows, set in a wood wall above a continuous ground floor storefront. The roofline however, was concealed behind a very wide and low, segmentally arched pediment; the widest version of this typical Flemington roof feature, this pediment ran nearly corner to corner over the whole width of the building.
During the Lindbergh Trial, the building contained the law office of Edward J. Reilly, the defense attorney for Richard Bruno Hauptman.
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