Historic District Downtown Building Inventory
Hart and Ketchum Building (Site ID 31)
Current address: 870 Main Street
1953 address: 971 Main, phone #34
Classification: Historic Contributing
A.E. Ketchum erected the western building in 1904 for use as a harness shop (East Washingtonian, 23 July 1904). The east side was most likely constructed in 1906 by Dick Hart for use as a store (East Washingtonian, 13 January 1906). According to the 1908 and 1922 Sanbom Fire Insurance Maps, the structures housed Carithers Jewelry store in the east half and Briggs Brother's billiards parlor serving soft drinks in the west half. By 1930, the structure housed the billiards parlor on the west side and Pearson's grocery store on the east side.
The Up and Up Tavern occupied this space for decades under different owners. At the time of the historic nomination, McDonald's Family Restaurant occupied both buildings. During the early 2010's, the building was remodeled to serve as the Pomeroy Brew Pub. As of 2020, the restaurant space is vacant with the current owners apparently planning a pizza restaurant.
Description and much of the Cultural Data based on
research by Donovan & Associates
October, 1919. That Stradivara looks like more work than my iPod.
From the November, 1919, advertisement, you can see that the billiards parlor was named "Kidwell's Club House."
"Say it with a Jewel" looks like an evergreen jewelry store line.
Winter time, 1922 and the turn of the year from Carithers Jewelry in Pomeroy
Christmas Greetings in 1970 from Juanita and Leland
Was Gary really Everyone's favorite Musician back in 1982?
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