Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District

Vacant lot at 690 Main street, Pomeroy

Still a car sales lot for Farm & Home, Spring, 2021

Historic District Downtown Building Inventory

Vacant Lot (Site ID 47)

690 Main Street

This resource is currently a gravel parking lot with curb-cut at sidewalk.

According to the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, by 1896, a 34' x 80' structure housed a commercial business in the west half and a tailor shop in the east half. By 1922, a confectionery and soft drinks shop was in the west half, and an express and telegraph office in the east. A tractor shop occupied the structure by 1930.

Description and much of the Cultural Data based on
research by Donovan & Associates

portion of Sanborn Fire Map, Pomeroy, from 1904 showing Hotel Revere and this location

(We are looking at numbers 12 and 11, the top of the reddish color.) The 1904 Sanborn map showed a brick building with a Bakery in the western half and a "Bu. S." in the eastern

It looks like a new business moving into town and the Koller building. From the front page of a mid-November, 1958, East Washingtonian:

Plumber Leases Part Of Building

A plumber has leased half of the Bill Koller building on Main street and plans to establish a general fix-it shop, including the lines of plumbing, sheet metal, refrigeration and air conditioning.

The man is Charles R. Vance from Los Angeles, California. He followed this line of work there. He and his wife have two high school age children, Rae and Ricky, and they plan to move to Pomeroy in the near future. Vance is in town today with one load of his equipment and plans to make another trip in about a week.

He said it would be at least three weeks before he opens his Pomeroy business.

Logo for Down Memory Lane column

An exploding gasoline tank turned two businesses in the old Koller building into a raging inferno in a matter of minutes Tuesday night, Oct. 5, and it took two hours before the Pomeroy fire department could control the stubborn blaze. Pomeroy Collision & Glass, where the fire began, and Hill's Honda, were made homeless and the Koller building was regarded as a tortal loss."

East Washingtonian's Down Memory Lane column of October 9, 1975 -- 10 Years Ago (1965)

The building was occupied by Hill's Honda and Pomeroy Collision & Glass, when it was destroyed.

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