Here's another fine interior view. This was the F.E. Jackson General Store, circa 1890.
Here's a fun clip from the Glacier, March 1899:
F. E. Jackson sold a man a pair of gum boots, Monday, on condition that he was to pay for them in a year if the boots saved him from having the grip. If the boots don't keep off the grip and the man dies, Mr. Jackson binds himself to pay $10 towards the doctor's bill. He has another pair left which can be had on the same terms. Nothing small about Jackson except the profit he makes on his goods.
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A very neatly kept store.....
Charlott on 28th July 2015 @ 7:02am
It looks like axe handles were more popular than brooms...understandable in that day. I wonder if there are any brands on those shelves that are still sold today? Heinz Ketchup?
Rawhyde on 28th July 2015 @ 7:35am
Do you think this is the same store as we saw in yesterday's photo #1184?
This store looks like it has been around for a while.
Under a history of Henry Howe, it says....
"During vacation periods, Howe had been employed as a shop clerk. In 1896, he became a steady clerk for the F.E. Jackson store, and placed school work behind him forever. The firm dealt in hardware and general merchandise where the Franz Company is located now."
L.E. on 28th July 2015 @ 8:39am
If it's the same store as yesterday I'm not sure where the stove pipe goes. I don't have any pictures of the corner of 2nd and Oak from 1890 that are clear enough to see a chimney/ stove pipe, so the location of this FE Jackson store will remain a mystery for now.
Arthur on 28th July 2015 @ 9:11am
There are two electric lights visible in this image, so the 1890's date on the back must be incorrect. It can't be earlier than about 1904.
Arthur on 28th July 2015 @ 9:21am
That stovepipe must go into a chimney in the wall. They did that in those days. Notice the sliding ladder, remember Pete Jubitz had one similar in his store at Franz Hardware....
James Holloway on 28th July 2015 @ 10:06am
The ladders that I remember in Franz Hardware were perpendicular to those pictured. And I spent enough time on them taking inventory with my dad!
Norma Jubitz Simpson on 28th July 2015 @ 10:28am
the interior of the room in this photo appears to be narrower than the exterior in yesterdays picture. also, the exterior has a walk thru door at the rear of the side wall that is not shown in the interior shot. there may be areas or rooms outside of the store area shown, where the stove pipe could turn up toward the roof.
brian murray on 28th July 2015 @ 10:49am
A stove pipe like that with a long horizontal run is one reason why these buildings burned so often. Lots of area to collect creosote and often supported poorly. In yesterday's picture you can see a chimney sticking out of the roof near where this stove pipe is headed.
Longshot on 28th July 2015 @ 6:29pm
Good detective work. The electric lights make it most likely this was the F.E. Jackson Store built in 1900 (yesterday's post). Smokey/Longshot is correct about the chimney, so the pipe probably runs up through the north wall. A careful examination of the back wall indicates a set of double doors (completely blocked with merchandise, Mr. Fire Marshal) so I suspect there is a back hallway connecting the store spaces within the building and leading to the exterior door next to the millinery shop.
Which brings up another question: what happened to this building? Did it burn down, perhaps because of one of the three code violations we've identified?
Arthur on 28th July 2015 @ 6:38pm