Friday, April 19, 2013

Our Annual Opening Meeting...

Detail from the Victorian crazy quilt at History House
   On Saturday, April 27 at 1 pm, the historical society will begin its new season.  The meeting will be at the Town Office since we are still cleaning and restoring the meeting room after the new floor was installed last month.

   This meeting needs a quorum as the slate of this years officers needs to be voted on so please try to attend.  Also, we are asking all historical society members to consider volunteering to help in some way this year at History House.  We need our members to help out  if we are to continue to keep the History House open and to provide interesting exhibits.  You can visit the page above to see a list of ways you can help keep our local history alive and well for all to enjoy!

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

Kezar Falls Village - Part 5

This was the center of the business district in Kezar Falls Village.  The large 3 story building was built by George W. Towle in 1886. Preston J. Stanley and son, Orman, bought the Towle building in 1900 and it became known as the Stanley Block. At that time the post office was located here with P. J. Stanley as postmaster. In 1910 George Towle and Allen Garner started the Kezar Falls National Bank on the first floor of this building.  This picture taken about 1915 shows the Norton Block built about 1910 to replace the old S.P. Fox building and they continued to sell grain and groceries.  Notice the Newbegin Cigar Shop (left) which is located at the end of the bridge.

Meeting schedule for the 2013 season at History House can be
 viewed my clicking on the Meeting Schedule page tab above.