Midland Crafters Building, History Come Down
After 76 years, the building that once housed Anglo Tweed and Midland Crafters on Midland Road is being demolished. The building at 2176 Midland Road and located next door to the Ironwood Cafe was once home of some of the finest items from American craftsmen. It has been vacant for serveral years, and fallen into disrepair. The building came along in 1937 and opened as Anglo Tweeds, a business that produced hand-tailored, hand-loomed wool garments that were said to rival any found in New York City. the property was purchased and Midland Crafters opened in 1960. Midland Crafters was opened by New Yorkers Robert and Vesta Stearn, who sold items from American craftsmen. It closed in 2009.