Dr. Thomas Green writes: The brick building in your photograph was built as a bank, or so I was told as a kid. It was closed by the time I was around (born 1960) and was later used as a general storage building/warehouse. Montrose was a thriving little town during the first half of the 1900’s, with several stores, bank, physician office, railroad depot etc. Not much left there now, sadly.
Dr. Thomas Green writes: The row of storefronts…did house a small general store during my childhood, run by a Mr. Y. H. Thompson, complete with wood-burning stove. The two-story building was the Masonic Hall, also now defunct. The small block structure was/is the voting building. Only time it was opened all year, as far as I recall. Mr. Payne had a auto repair shop in one of the other buildings (previously a store, I think).