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.