Historic District Downtown Building Inventory
Hazelton Bldg (Site ID 39)
Current (2021) address: 778 Main Street
1953 address: 877 Main street, Phone #62-J
Classification: Historic Contributing
James Hazelton completed construction of this building in February 1901 after the 1900 Pomeroy fire. Hazelton was a harness maker and planned the 20'x80' building for his own harness and implement shop. The front of the shop was used for display purposes and the back for a manufacturing area. The northwest comer of building was set aside for the office of N.D. Knettle with the Pacific Coast Elevator Company. By 1914, W.J. Rummens owned the building for his meat market (The Cold Storage Market). Rummens also owned a stockyards and slaughter house that supplied the meat for his Main Street business. The market was later known as Bryan-Read Meat Market, and the Pomeroy Meat Market and Ice (owned by Bryant and Verie Whittaker). Later occupants include a flower shop and barber shop.
At the time of the historical nomination, the building had been used as a video store since about 1990. As of 2020, the building housed offices for the commercial loan department of the Bank of Eastern Oregon.
The one-story brick building has a raised pointed parapet flanked by small brick pilasters with pyramidal caps. The building is identical in design to the Black Building to the east. These buildings share a common wall divided by rusticated brick pilaster with recessed panels and simulated quoins.
Description and much of the Cultural Data based on
research by Donovan & Associates
1919 and Rummens wants to know who set this ad!
April 1920 -- Rummens has leased out his business and would like to get paid.
Three months later it's June, 1920, and Rummens would still like his dough.
From a fall, 1920, East Washingtonian. Hopefully, Rummens finished collections before Bryan and Read took over the business.
February, 1921. I guess Bryan and Read really liked this ad.
August, 1924. I assume they had better things to do than change advertisements. After all, their product remained the same.
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