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Independent photo by Susan W. Murray | Real estate developer Al Paas stands in front of the building he recently bought at 105 Van Buren St. “What I love about Woodstock,” Paas said, “is that every building has a story behind it.” The three-story structure was built by “Mr. Dufield,” according to the city’s Historic Downtown Walking Tour. Over the years, it has housed E.E. Thomas & Son, sellers of boots and shoes; E.W. Blossom Jewelry; and the A.R. Murphy drug and jewelry store. Most recently, the upper floors have been the law offices for attorney Francis X. Gosser.
Real estate developer Al Paas says that he has had “a close affinity for Woodstock for 25 years.” After Paas purchased the building at 103 Van Buren St. in 1994 […]
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