Created By: Myrtle Creek Historical Society
The building at 231 N. Main Street is known as the Moore building. This storefront was constructed between 1910 and 1912. A portion of the year of construction is evident on the second story of the facade. Since then, the first story has been faced with brick and the windows replaced. Originally the first story was divided into 3 bays (stores) and occupied by Smiths Grocery, a bakery and a furniture store operated by Charles A. Strong. Strong also sold funeral caskets. A theater and the Myrtle Creek Telephone Exchange were once located in the second story. The Exchange moved across street to Hurst building around 1920. Sometime after that, the second floor became the I.O.O.F. Hall.
In the 1940s, 50s and 60s, Kusler’s Super Market occupied the first floor of the Moore building. The market entrance used to be on Main Street but, when it became Stan’s Market, the entrance was moved to the rear, facing the parking lot.
Photo 1. Moore building circa 2007
Photo 2. Moore building shortly after being constructed
This point of interest is part of the tour: Historical Sites Downtown Myrtle Creek