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404 1st Street

The Hubbard-Hansen buildings were erected in 1909 as a single front façade with two businesses. Our focus here is on the east half, 404 First Street. What was here before 1909? Well, nothing, until after 1905 when a small wooden structure on part of the lot held the office of the Cheney Transfer Company, a "draying" or hauling business. Here's a quick list of occupants: 1909-1910 Peter Monk's ladies and gents' furnishings and millinery 1911 - 1916 Jesse G. Campbell's Cheney Cash Store 1916 - 1929 E.N. Guertin's or Guertin's Cash Store. 1929 - 1948 W.J.H. Carr's Cash Store 1949 - 1968 Les Zimmerman's Ben Franklin 1968 - 1969 ...

402 1st Street – Cheney Map

The building you see today, originally known as the Hansen-Hubbard building, was erected in 1909 by Cheneyite, George Yeaman for Charles I. Hubbard and Peter C. Hansen. The one-story brick building was divided into two stores with their entrances facing 1st Street. Our focus is on the left half, 402 1st Street owned by Mr. Hubbard. What was here before? We can go back to 1884 when M. Kaminsky & Son operated a general merchandise store from a one-story wood building on this corner. Kaminsky left town in 1890 and the building was taken over by a dry goods merchant. It was a saloon starting about 1897. In 1904, the building was the temporary ...

1892 C.A. Ratcliffe Company Established

One hundred twenty-five years ago, in 1892, the Charles A. Ratcliffe Company began business selling farm implements and lumber at 2nd & E [College Ave] streets, taking over from the Frank Bros. Co. The lumber yard was located near the east side of today's ADM Mill. The thin man in the image is Charles Ratcliffe. The other fellow is unidentified.

Looking Back: Cheney Motor Co

Lloyd Holladay held a grand reopening of the Cheney Motor Company 1941

Looking Back: 1941 Bank Remodel

Seventy-five years ago in May 1941, the old Walters building at 421 First Street was demolished to make room for the rebuilding and expansion of the Seattle First National Bank. Louis Walter first built a wood frame building on the site in 1881, opening his harness shop. He replaced that building with a 2-story brick structure in 1887.

Looking Back: 1891 Nat’l Bank of Cheney

One hundred twenty-five years ago in 1891, the First National Bank of Cheney opened new brick building at 423 First Street. Bank of America is located on that site today. The Bank of Cheney was established in the early 1880s and had several owners before Daniel F. Percival took over. Along with his successful banking and real estate business, Mr. Percival was Cheney's first mayor. The second floor of the bank building held offices for lawyers and physicians. Next door is Louis Walter's harness shop.  Prior to 1904, the Odd Fellows met upstairs.

Looking Back: Bill’s Tavern

Seventy-five years ago in January 1941, William E. Lee took over ownership of the Dallas Lyon tavern on First Street, renaming it Bill’s Tavern.  Mr. Lee has been operating Lee's Food Shop in this city for several years.

Businesses that have disappeared

This year we are looking back at businesses in our communities. It is an opportunity for some of us to remember people and stores, and for others to learn more about our past. The Business Exhibit is also an invitation to all of you to share your memories of downtown Cheney, Tyler, Four Lakes, Marshall, and Amber. You can help us build a richer story of our town. Post to our Facebook page, send an email, write us a letter to P.O. Box 457, Cheney 99004. In this digital age, you can record your memories and we'll help you upload or send us the file. Sharing your stories will help future generations know our communities better. The exhibit ...

Looking Back – Duck-pin Bowling Alley

Seventy-five years ago in 1940, Bob Watson opened a four-alley, duck-pin bowling alley upstairs in the Moose Hall. The hall was in the upstairs of the building that today houses Against the Grain and Goofy’s. Support our efforts to share history with a donation here. http://ow.ly/OhtYX

80th Birthday – 1935 Ad – Brown & Holter

Isn't she a beauty?