|The Lion Store's physical plant, shown here from|
the corner of Adams and St. Clair Sts., consisted
of a number of connected buildings on Summit,
Adams, and St. Clair Streets.
|The oldest portion of The Lion Store was known|
as the "annex" and fronted on Summit Street.
|Around the corner, On Adams St.,|
The Lion Store's eastern-most
component was a three-story
|Just to the west along Adams St. was a|
lower, older structure which turned the
corner around to St. Clair St.
|The façade of the corner building was the same on both|
|Continuing north on St. Clair St. was this|
3-story portion, similar in design to
the one around the corner on Adams St.
|The next section of the store was a two|
story storefront without an entrance.
|A more modern two-story section next|
to the previous one also had no entrance.
|The final component of the store on St.|
Clair St. was a 5-story commercial
structure of four bays.
|In later years, the whole ensemble was|
painted white in order to unify the various
buildings into one, but the cobbled-
together nature of the store remained.
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