Historic District Downtown Building Inventory
A Building of the Pomeroy Downtown Historic District (Site ID 21)
#21 Krouse Machine Shop In February 1896, Henry Krouse moved to Pomeroy from Pataha to operate Murphy's blacksmith shop. T.E. Benbow, a wagon maker, and Otto Koenig, a mechanic, worked with Krouse in the business. Henry and Florence Krouse had four sons, who later worked in the family business. After Henry's death in 1934, the shop was left to his widow Florence. Her sons, Leslie and Karl expanded the business by making tractor cabs. The Krouse brothers decided to build a new fireproof building on their land on Main Street in spring 1945. The concrete blocks for the new building came from Spokane. Both portions of the new shop were completed by 1946 at a cost of $10,000 (Easf Washington/an, 27 September 1945).
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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