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Snapshot: New Cornice for Hometown Bank Building

Facade work part of new signs, paint and other updates

Workers installed the new cornice for the Hometown Bank building during the Thanksgiving week in downtown Kent.

The city issued a building permit for the work in September.

The bank also has changed its sign color.

Chris (Kit) Myers November 29, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Sally! You wanta see something really ratty? Check out the last house on the right on the south side of East Main going east, just before you get to the intersection of Main and Willow.
Chris (Kit) Myers November 29, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I think it's maybe slightly to the west of being across from the dentist office. Perhaps there was another one east of it that was removed when Haymaker was put in. Back in the 50's and 60's I knew the family that lived there. As my aged memory recalls, the address is 318. I don't know how the owner gets away with it.
Chris (Kit) Myers November 29, 2012 at 07:04 PM
I would suppose that the apartments on Lincoln Street, for instance, will generate far more property tax than the houses that were torn down, but I don't kow how apartment buildings are valued for tax purposes. Those buildings cover a lot of ground. If there were twenty houses torn down and each of them paid, say, three thousand dollars per year property tax, that would amount to sixty thousand dollars. As I said, I don't know what the apartments will be paying. Back to 318 East Main, right on the main drag for all to see when passing through town. There must not be three or more unrelated people living in it or it would be licensed and would not be allowed to have a broken window and other exterior deficiencies. I would be ashamed to own it, but since I don't, I guess I should shut up.
Chris (Kit) Myers December 01, 2012 at 12:21 AM
Thanks for the info and your comments, Ms. Burnell. Please call me Kit or Chris. Mr. Myers was my father.
Richard B. Dorr December 05, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Thank you Hometown Bank for your architectural improvements. Lead on. Looking great!

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