STUDEBAKER/STOWE HARDWARE BUILDING
1300 WEST 13TH STREET
Built in 1903 for Studebaker Brothers Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of wagons, buggies and carriages prior to entering the automobile industry, then occupied by Stowe Hardware and Supply in 1918. Designed by Root and Siemens Architects, the building is architecturally significant with unusual stylized moldings flanking the arched entryway. The eighth floor cornice is supported by brackets which display “S” for Studebaker (and later Stowe). The rooftop reportedly had a test track when occupied by Studebaker.
The 9-story building features beautiful sand-blasted timber and brick interior with outstanding windows and some of the best views in the West Bottoms. This landmark structure is the tallest building in the West Bottoms and has excellent potential for a rooftop amenity.