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The Ironblock was built in 1876 for Hiram H. Bradly (1828-1894), Joseph Etherton Hillis (1840-1904) and Elwood Avery (1845-1922). Bradly’s drug store occupied the south storefront while Hillis & Avery’s grocery store occupied the north storefront. The Ironblock building, as it was named in 1876, was the largest metal-fronted building built in Frankfort’s downtown during the nineteenth century.
The Clinton County Chamber of Commerce purchased the building in February of 2016 with the vision of bringing back life to a highly visible corner of our county seat and saving a building doomed for demolition due to the neglect of care over the years. The original name of the building “Iron Block” was removed from its facade sometime during the 1920s. The building has been home to many businesses including Freedman’s, which had been a long time staple in downtown Frankfort’s thriving retail era.
"Iron sharpens iron so a friend sharpens another friend."