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Soderer building is to the left - 1910.

1851 The lot is the south part of the Patterson House Saloon owners Henry Dawson and John D. Patterson. A wood frame building.

1852 Part of the building is rented to Charles J. Brown who runs a bank and express office as well as a book and stationery store.

1853 Heslep, Yaney and Co. acquire the lot and sell it to James A. Jackson. Brown rents the book and stationery business to Robert H. Towle.

1854 Towle buys the business. S.G. Bailey, watchmaker and jeweler, is also in the store. After the July fire, the building is rebuilt of wood.

1854 December - Towle takes Holden as a partner.

1855 Albert Leavitt replaces Holden as partner.

1855 September - Jackson sells the building to Edward Coleman.

1856 April - Soderer and Marshall buy the store.

1857 August - After the fire it is rebuilt of brick. James A. Jackson operates the "American Emporium of Fashion".

1858 January - Oliver H. Bliss becomes a partner in Jackson's store which is now the "Men's Furnishing Emporium".

1858 November - the partnership dissolves and Bliss takes over.

1859 April - Bliss closes the business.

1859 June - Fisher & Co open a clothing and grocery store. The grocery soon closes and the store becomes "Gents Furnishings".

1860 February - N. Soderer takes the place of the "& Co." and the business name changes to Oak Hall Clothing Store.

1860 December - Fisher leaves and Soderer tries to sell the business.

1861 March - Lynch re-opens the store.

1861 June - Lynch is gone, P.G. Ferguson opens a wholesale liquor store.

1861 July - Soderer buys out Marshall.

1862 April - Ferguson closes the store.

1866 April - Charles H. Brown opens a news depot.

1866 Philo Medley takes over the business.

1869 August - Medley moves the business.

1870 February - Soderer sells the building to Edmund Parsons.

1871 Gideon Wing moves his tin shop into the building.

1873 Parsons sells the building to Siebert and Vassallo.

1889 Vassallo sells out to Siebert.

1890 Gideon Wing closes his tin shop.

© Image from Family.
George Henry Butzbach tinsmith in Columbia - c1890s .

1901 A son of George Moore re-opens the tin shop.

1902 May - Will McClarren's "One Horse Store" is in the building.

1902 Ira Ogden reopens the tin shop in the building.

1903 April - James Fallon, Justice of the Peace, opens a courtroom in the building.

c1919 Court room closes.

1920 Siebert sells to J.W. Pitts.

1921 Pitts sells to John J. Brady.

1927 October - John J. Brady sells to Leo Brady.

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Brady's Building 1930s.

1930 Hubert Brady offers his tin shop to Otheto Weston for a studio. She opens the Old Trading Post.

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Old Trading Post.

1940 Mrs. Beeheimer (not sure of spelling) had sandwich shop in building.

1947 The state purchases from Mary Plummer for $2500.

1940s Mellor's Candy Shop opens.

1960 April - Mellor's Candy Shop closes in this location and moves one building north.

c1959 R. Miller had a shoe repair in the building.

1960s Carpentry exhibit.

1974 30 June - Melvin Wallace and Patrick Karnos get a one year contract to open carpentry shop. (Park & Concessionaire report 1974-75)

Doug and Jo Cummings.

1978 January - Doug and Jo Cummings take over the carpentry concession.

1998 April - Doug and Carol Cummings close the carpentry concession.

1998 June - Jim and Lindy Miller open J. C. Miller, Carpenter & Joiner in the building.

© Floyd D. P. Øydegaard.
J. C. Miller in front of his business - 1999.

2008 October - Jim and Lindy Miller let J. C. Miller, Carpenter & Joiner contract expire.

2013 May 29 - Justice Court display moved to the building.

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