Joel Bjorklund Lodging House
56 Laurel Street
The Joel Bjuorklund Lodging House was built in 1900 on land which was once the estate of a Mrs. E. Spring. A carriage house still stands at 56 Laurel Street as a remnant of Mrs. Spring’s estate. The house comprises of a three-story, wood-frame structure and is in the style of French Second Empire. Always used as a multi-family home, the first tenants consisted of Joel Bjorklund, a salesman; Victor Hillander, a machinist; and Thomas Casey, a molder. According to the 1916 Directory, the property was listed as the Joel Bjorklund Lodging House.
Today the house continues to be used as a multi-family home and is in need of maintenance.