The Clearwater Historical Museum is the answer to our 14th week of a feature to celebrate Orofino's 100th birthday and the Bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery trek through Clearwater County. John knew it the answer with only the clue below.
The building that now houses the Clearwater Historical Museum was built in the 1920s by photographer Paul Seiffert. He and his wife, Bertha, lived in part of the building and part was used for the business.
As you enter the building today, you are in what was the reception area of the business and the room to the left that now houses displays, was the studio. Darkroom work was done in the basement. The studio was operated into the 1940s.
The building was purchased in 1967 and the Historical Society began setting up the museum. Between the time it was a photography studio, and was purchased to house the museum, it was used as a residence. The annex in back, which had been a residence, was purchased later.
Monday: It once had a photography studio inside.
|Window on the Clearwater
P.O. Box 2444
Orofino, ID 83544