The Morrison Building is unique in a number of ways, not the least of which is its size. The building is one of the few three-story buildings in downtown Hammond.
Built in the first decade of the twentieth century, the building’s style was plainly influenced by the asymmetry and ornate nature of Queen Ann styling but uses more conservative elements.
The storefront windows on the first floor are fairly typical beneath its awning. People will often slow down or even linger under awnings giving more time for people to become interested in the wares inside. The second story features rectangular windows beneath keystone cornices. The middle window has a doubled keystone. The windows on the third floor are Hammond’s popular arched windows––also with keystones and cornices.
Historic photos show that the parapet used to be much more ornate but has been altered and painted.