08.08.2016 (G. Kueber)
503-507 North Churton was the site of Hillsboro Manufacturing Company ("Woodworking and Building Supplies") during the 1930s and 1940s
1943 Sanborn Map (ProQuest)
503-505 N Churton was evidently the supply/stock building.
In the 1950s the business was evidently shuttered (or relocated) and 503-505 N. Churton was converted to an apartment building.
(Below in italics is from the National Register listing; not verified for accuracy by this author.)
This one-story, side-gabled frame building is four bays wide and triple-pile with aluminum siding, two- over-two horizontal-pane wood-sash windows, and solid wood doors each with a single light. There is a second entrance and vinyl windows on each side elevation. At the rear of the building is a one-and-a-half-story, side- gabled bay, connected to the front by a low gabled hyphen, and another full-width gable at the rear. It has German-profile weatherboards, six-over-six wood-sash windows in the gables, a metal roof, garage bays with sliding wood doors on the north elevation, and double-leaf doors near the rear of the north elevation. The building was constructed around 1930 as a building supply warehouse for the Hillsborough Manufacturing Company and appears on the 1943 Sanborn map. It was altered in the 1950s to create two residential units.
As of 2016, this building is slated to be torn down and replace with a modern multifamily building with copious parking. It does concern me that Hillsborough may think its important history ends circa 1861, and that early 20th century structures may be lost or fauxlonialized as a result.
Rendering of new development