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Orofino Trading Company is the answer for Week 185 of Orofino History Trivia a special feature to celebrate the history and heritage of Clearwater Country.
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Monday: Built in 1907
Tuesday: Shoes and clothes
Wednesday: Near Orofino Creek
Thursday: Farm implements
Friday: "A Good Place to Trade"
Saturday: Shoes, clothing, food, furniture
Monday: By 1928, the building had become the Lamont Hotel
Tuesday: The building on Johnson Ave. was torn down to build the Idaho Department of Labor offices.
Wednesday: See the photo below. The name on the front has been concealed
Orofino Trading Company was built in 1907 near the bank of Orofino Creek where Idaho Department of Labor, 410 Johnson Ave., now sits. A devastating fire had burned that part of town in 1906 and this building was constructed of brick. The business sold general merchandise including shoes, clothing, groceries, furniture, farm implements, hardware and books.
The motto in newspaper ads was "A Good Place to Trade".
It closed some time in the early to mid 1920s. By 1928, the building had become the Lamont Hotel. Other businesses and uses followed until it was taken down to build the offices for Idaho Department of Labor in the 1990s.
Below is a photo with the name visible. (Photos courtesy of Clearwater Historical Museum)
|Window on the Clearwater
P.O. Box 2444
Orofino, ID 83544