|The Salvation Army Industrial Home Building appears to be one building from the exterior; however, the building's south half was constructed in 1893 and this structure was then added on to and remodeled in 1930 by architect Frederick Manson White, giving it the appearance it has today. The delineation between the two buildings can be distinguished by the arched storefronts on the southern half of the ground floor, whereas the openings on the newer, north half of the building are flat.
The building is three stories in height, except for an attached garage accessed on SE Ash Street, which is one story. The building is clad in brown brick. The ground floor features commercial storefronts, some of which have been bricked in on the north half. The second floor features two types of windows-six bays of large plate glass windows with steel frames that are original and two bays of contemporary aluminum casement windows. These casement windows were inserted into the original wood frames, which are in good condition. The original wood transoms are also extant above the aluminum units and are in good condition, though the glass has been painted.
The third floor windows have also been replaced with the same aluminum casement windows. However, they appear to have the same general proportions and operability as the original windows. Again, the wood frames and transoms are intact. These top-floor windows are embellished with label moldings.
A sill course is located between the second and thrid floors, with a large decorative cornice above the thrid floor. There are cast stone Salvation Army emblems above the entrances on SE Ash and SE MLK. The building featrues a parapet and flat roof.
The adjacent parking lot to the south is also associated with the property. The building on this lot was demolished in the 1970s.
Overall, the Industrial Home Building is in good condition. It has lost some exterior integrity with the infill of some storefronts and replacement windows; however, the overall historic character of the building and the intent of the 1930 design are still very clear.