Downtown Pomeroy Historic District

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Downtown Pomeroy Historic District
Garfield County Courthouse and another building
Location Roughly bounded by Main St., Tenth and Ninth Sts., Columbia St., and Sixth St., Pomeroy, Washington
Area 13.7 acres (5.5 ha)
Architect Burggraf, Charles; et al.
Architectural style Italianate, Gothic Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 03000811[1]
Added to NRHP August 21, 2003

The Downtown Pomeroy Historic District is a 13.7-acre (5.5 ha) historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) in 2003. It is roughly bounded by Main St., Tenth and Ninth Sts., Columbia St., and Sixth St. in Pomeroy, Washington.

The Garfield County Courthouse, which was designed by Charles Burggraf and is separately NRHP-listed, is one of its 42 contributing buildings. It includes Italianate and Gothic Revival architecture.[1]

It was deemed significant "as an intact concentration of building[s] reflecting the early development of Pomeroy as the leading business, governmental, trading, and shipping center of Garfield County." Pomeroy grew in the 1870s when dryland wheat farming took off and further in 1886 when a railroad arrived and the town became the Garfield County seat. It is notable for its "excellent collection of primarily commercial buildings" dating from the 1880s to the 1950s.[2]:34

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ Sally Donovan and Bruce Howard (April 7, 2003). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Downtown Pomeroy Historic District". National Park Service.  and accompanying 72 photos from 2003