Historic District Downtown Building Inventory

Belknap Insurance Bldg, Downtown Pomeroy Washington, 2021

Belknap Insurance,
Pomeroy Downtown Historic District
(Site ID 19)

According to the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, by 1896 a printing business was sited here; by the early 1900s, the brick building housed Herman Scott's Holt Combine and tractor supplies business. The original brick structure was replaced in 1949 by the current concrete building and was used for many years as an insurance agency (Belknap Insurance and Oliver Insurance).

Constructed in 1949, the current one-story concrete building has a sloped roof with a single row of corbelling caps the parapet. The building has a striped metal awning, large metal sash storefront windows, recessed offset entrance, and Roman brick bulkhead.

Cultural Data based on
research by Donovan & Associates

Holt manufacturing, 1927, Pomeroy WA
Cleaning ash from Pomeroy streets, May, 1980

The ashfall from Mount St. Helens didn't hit Pomeroy as hard as it did communities in the north, but aobut a quarter inch of ash covered the ground the day after the eruption. Local residents, such as Jim Storey pictured here, used hoses and brooms to remove most of the ash, and problems caused by it were minor.

Wandering Pomeroy's Main Street


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66 South 7th Street
Pomeroy WA 99347


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