Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District

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Historic District Downtown Building Inventory

Mulkey Block/McKeirnan's Hardware (Site ID 41)

752 Main Street

The one-story painted brick building has a cornice decorated with a central peaked parapet with recessed signage panels flanked by narrow pilasters with rounded caps, five bays separated by cast-iron columns and one brick pilaster, painted over transom windows with a support beam above, and one recessed entrance with a wood and glass door (eastern end).

The Mulkey Block was constructed in 1901 by Logan Mulkey after the 1900 Pomeroy fire. According to the 2 March 1901 East Washingtonian, Allen's Confectionery Store and a hardware store occupied the two storefronts. Around 1910, Raphael J. McKeirnan purchased the building for his implement business. (McKeiman was bom in Garfield County in 1884 and returned to Pomeroy in 1908 after graduating from college.) He then started an implement business that he operated until his death in 1938. Family members continued to operate McKeiman's Hardware until 1946 when the company moved their business to a new building on Seventh and Columbia streets. Other uses of the building include a furniture and appliance repair shop. The Pomeroy Pharmacy currently occupies the building.

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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