Meat Market Building - Downtown Waterville Historic District - Waterville, WA
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N 47° 38.850 W 120° 04.345
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Built sometime around 1910, the Meat Market Building seems not to be holding up as we as its neighbours.
Waymark Code: WMYHYV
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 06/18/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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The Downtown Waterville Historic District encompasses all of one block of Locust Street plus the west end of a second block and a few buildings along North and South Chelan Avenue. In all there are 17 contributing and 2 non contributing buildings in the district. All buildings are of brick, save for the Centennial Feed Building, a single storey wood framed building on the west side of North Chelan. The brick for the district was manufactured locally in brick yards, first established in 1889. The oldest structure in the district, on the northeast corner of Locust Street and Chelan Avenue, is the First National Bank/Kincaid/IOOF Block, constructed in 1891.

After a half dozen or so buildings went up in the district in 1902-03 there was a hiatus in construction on the block until 1910, at which time this building and the Douglas County Bank were constructed. In the interim a single building, the Waterville Mercantile, two doors west, was built in 1905.

Missing quite a bit of mortar and even a few bricks, either the Meat Market Building was built of rusticated brick or it has experienced quite a bit of spalling of the bricks. As well, the facade has been severely altered; what were once large windows have been covered in wood siding. The smaller remaining windows are presently filled with murals depicting the pioneering days of Waterville.

If the building is occupied by a business of some type, it is certainly not well advertised.

Meat Market Building

Building #11; Meat Market Building

Address: 109 West Locust Street
Classification: Contributing
Date of Construction: c. 1910-1920

Description and History: The one story brick building is composed of two storefronts framed by brick piers. A corbelled brick string course and cornice runs across the top of the building. The storefronts have been completely altered. The structure appears in historic photographs from about 1910; insurance maps of 1922 identify the store as a meat market.
From the NRHP Registration Form
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Downtown Waterville Historic District

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109 West Locust Street Waterville, WA United States 98858

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