Historic District Downtown Building Inventory
A Building of the Pomeroy Downtown Historic District (Site ID 16)
According to newspaper accounts and historic photographs, the building was most likely constructed circa 1906. The building adjoined Fox's photographic studio on the east. One of the earliest businesses to locate in the building was a clothing store called The Palace Store. By 1922, a cleaning business was in the west half of the building and a millinery business in the east half. Breashears Hat Shop and, later, Allie Powell's Millinery and Hat Shop occupied the building. Powell lived in the back of the store for many years. At the time the Historic District was created, Metro Antique & Stuff occupied the building.
The one-story building has brick parapet flanked by raised pilaster with corbeled caps. Divided into three bays, the central recessed entrance bay has two doors that lead into separate commercial spaces (connected on interior by an opening). The wood doors, set on the diagonal, have wooden panels below and glass pane above. The large storefront windows on the side of the entrance have wood paneled bulkheads, wood sashes, and multi-pane transom windows. Due to deterioration, the upper portion of the parapet was removed prior to the current ownership. The building was restored in the 1990s.
Cultural Data based on
research by Donovan & Associates
Washington's Birthday Message from February 1924, East Washingtonian
Come to the Picnic in Mayview!
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