Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District

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Historic District Downtown Building Inventory

Hazelton Building (Site ID 39)

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.

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.

Description and much of the 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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