This two-story building (pictured above on right) was owned by William E. Mohler and originally housed the Woolard Furniture Company and the J. T. Hardware Company. As was common during the 1920s, there were rental apartments on the second floor.

Social notes in the Venice News chronicled the arrival of winter residents from as far away as Ontario, Canada to rent these apartments. The second floor façade clearly shows the raised stucco relief that defined the “Northern Italian” architectural theme for the city. Later this building housed the Venice Electric Supply Company and the Venice Tile Company.

Photograph provided by Venice Museum & Archives