The "Farley Block" as it appeared in the Summer of 2021.
Whoever replaced a window with that door must not have had OCD.
Farley Business Block (Site ID 52)
Current (2021) address: 608 Main Street
The building, constructed by A.J. Farley around 1908, housed law and doctor offices when it was first constructed. A.J. Farley and Dr. Peter Brink were long time occupants of the building. The structure was most recently used as an apartment and business storage.
The one-story brick building has a slightly corbeled parapet, decorative brick work on the west elevation and the west side of the front facade, brick arched window and door openings, and newer fixed-pane windows.
Description and much of the Cultural Data based on
research by Donovan & Associates
From February, 1913: W. B. and H. J. Kuykendall will handle your real estate needs.
Thankfully this type of hairstyle has passed away into history. Anyone remember Jeff?
Apparently, by 1981, Ilene had moved down (up?) the street to the corner of 6th and Main when this advertisement came out. I'll move it when that building shows up.
Beauty Shop has new owner, new name
Ilene's Beauty Shop has a new owner and a new name.
Jeff Skeeter of Milton Freewater has purchased the shop from Ilene Johnson and will rename it Today's Hair Family Styling Center.
Skeeter says that the name change is designed to attract more male clients into the shop. He says the actual operation of the shop will not change much in the near future. "I want to get away from the beauty shop image and get more men customers in here," he said.
Skeeter is commuting back and forth to Pomeroy, and is presently here on Friday and Saturdays. He hopes to move to Pomeroy and work in the shop on a full-time basis in three or four months. He is currently looking for a srrvall house to buy.
He is a graduate of cosmetology school in Walla Walla, and was joint owner of Kellie's Hair Fashions in Waitsburg with his ex-wife, who now runs the business. They have a son, Jeff, Jr.
Skeeter says he looks forward to meeting the people of Pomeroy and settling here in the near future.
Mrs. Johnson has moved to Walla Walla where she will teach. She will continue to work at the shop on Saturdays for awhile longer, Skeeter says.
-- East Washingtonian, July 2, 1981, page 3
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