Friday, October 30, 2015

SHASTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY

   Our building was built in 1902 by Chauncey C. Bush (1831-1907) and it was located at 1449 Market Street in Redding. It served home to the Redding Post Office, Harry O. Cummins Chevrolet Car Agency, J.C. Penney’s, C.B. Singleton Women’s Wear, Burke’s Dress Shop, J.J. LeFebvre & Son Hardware, Redding Hardware (proprietor Jimmy Fox), Graphic Emporium (proprietor Freddie Papineau) and finally Shasta Historical Society, in 1998, when we moved from the Redding Museum of Art And History building in Caldwell Park to this location. Historic name of building: brick commercial, common name: commercial. The first photograph (top) is a post card showing L-R: the Shasta Historical Society building and the Bank Of Shasta County building in 1913. The bank at that time was called the Redding National Bank. The second photograph (below) is a store front view of LeFebvre Hardware in Redding, circa 1950s.
















SHASTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY


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