Ahh Oregon! One of the states in the North West coast of the United States, also known as the Beaver State. Oregon has many small towns and today I’ll show one of the most charming of them: Jacksonville
The photography bellow, taking at the crossing of West Main Street and South Oregon Street, shows the City Hall in 1973:
The old City Hall has been used for many years as the Municipal Court. But well before the building that housing the City Hall and even the Court be there, this location was the store Maury & Davis, the fist brick building in Jacksonville(*), opened in 1854. The current building was built between 1880 and 1881.
If you look carefully the photo above, you will notice a white plate on the left side of the building. This board, which is no longer there, warns that in the past there existed Maury & Davis General Store.
After 41 years, see how the site is currently:
This landmark is still very well preserved. We can even say that there have been improvements, such as sidewalk that today is much better than in 1973. And if the old white board is no longer there, The Southern Oregon Historical Society placed a new one with the following text:
Unfortunately there is no mention to the previous building. I believe they have this information somewhere.
I can’t wait to visit Jacksonville and the wonderful state of Oregon!
(*) Source: Historic Jacksonville Inc