Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District

Downtown Pomeroy Washington from space

Historic District Downtown Building Inventory

Christensen Machine/Dixon Garage (Site ID 27)

Constructed circa 1905, the 60'x50' structure housed a blacksmith's and wagon maker shop. The building had a 35'x70' wood workshop addition attached to the rear elevation. By 1930, the concrete structure had expanded to 60'x120' with machine and wood working shops in the east half and a garage in the west half. The building was occupied by Christensen's Machine Shop and Dixon's Garage (Clayton). Chris Christensen, a native of Denmark, settled in Pomeroy to work as a blacksmith and machinist in the shop of George Davis. The same year, Christensen purchased the business with partner J.A. Craig. Circa 1915, Christensen purchased the entire business, and ran the business until circa 1937 when he sold the shop to his son, Bert, and J.R. Denison. Chris Christensen died in 1940 and the shop continued under the name Christensen-Denison Machine Shop for years

Fruh's Repair Shop currently occupies the building.

Description and Cultural Data based on
research by Donovan & Associates

Washington's Birthday Message from February 1924, East Washingtonian

Washington's Birthday Message from February 1924, East Washingtonian


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