155-159 Main Street
155-159 Main Street
(east side between Bank and College)

Lois H. Coulter

The two story gable front Federal style façade has been replaced with a false brick front on the second story. The street level façade is also changed so little remains of the original appearance. This building, next door to the Baptist Church/Times Building/Mead Block, was once owned by Charles Mead who was also the owner of 165-167 Main Street. Like its neighbor to the east, this property too was subject to the right of way providing access to the stables behind it recorded in the Land Records on October 1, 1850.1 There is no evidence that it was built as a residence although the scale and massing would make that a logical conclusion. A permit was registered in November 1999 to Kountry Kart restaurant relocating the signage; the building continues to house a restaurant, now known as Alhi Baba's Kabob Shop, on the premises. Throughout much of the 20th century lease holders at this location have been in the restaurant business.2

Vol. 22, p. 155 Burlington Land Records, October 1, 1850

2Burlington Land Records, through 2001

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