This is the only photo I have seen of this building, the F. E. Jackson General Merchandise store. Upstairs is the office of Dr. Brosius.
I believe this was located at the SW corner of Oak and Third Street, facing onto Third, where the Butler Bank Building is now. I don't think this building was there for very long.
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It is an attractive building!
Is that a meat market next door?
I wonder if in HR's early days, the streets coming up from the waterfront and the railroad tracks were considered the main streets rather than Oak and State?
I also wonder if this was one of the first buildings built, when Henry Coe was giving away a lot, if you would immediately establish a business so he could establish a town?
L.E. on 27th July 2015 @ 7:41am
@L.E., you are correct, that is a meat market to the south if this is the corner of 3rd and Oak.
Oak Street from 1st to 3rd was the heart of the residential and commercial activity on the early days, while Cascade (then River) faced the train station to welcome visitors with hotels.
Arthur on 27th July 2015 @ 8:10am
No, it isn't one of the first buildings.
The July 20, 1900 HR Glacier says F E Jackson is getting ready to build on his lots on Oak and Third.
An oak tree has been removed.
L.E. on 27th July 2015 @ 8:11am
Anyone have any idea what that pyramid type thing is up in the left hand area?
Charlott on 27th July 2015 @ 9:17am
Good catch, Charlott. I think that is the steeple from the Congregational church which is now the Riverside church. We have a few good pictures of it, and the steeple matches this photo.
Arthur on 27th July 2015 @ 10:22am