Glendale Lumber Company

Address: 71-21 73rd Place
Neighborhood: Glendale
Architect:  Mauch, Paul G.
Year: 1962
Current Status: Extant
Award:  Honorable Mention
Typology:  Commercial Building

This commercial facility was built to replace the previous structure which burned down in a major fire the year before. Glendale Lumber has existed in this location since its founding in 1920 by Edward Wagner and remains owned by the Wagner family. The design is utilitarian while also employing popular finishes of the period such as aluminium framed windows, terrazzo flooring, and wood paneling. The complex remains remarkably intact down to the unique 1960s pebble-globe chandelier in the showroom designed by Mrs. Jack Wagner Sr. Behind the showroom and offices in the main storage warehouse is the original modular shelving system imported from England in the early 1960s, which is still in use today. Special thanks to Lance Wagner Sr. and the Wagner Family for the tour of their facility.

Sources:

“Glendale Lumber Company.” Personal interview with Lance Wagner Sr. 13. November 2014.

Glendale Lumber Company

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