Exploring downtown Moscow<br />By Ali Middleton and Lisa Short<br />First and MainMoscow, Idaho<br />
100 Block<br />Map of downtown Moscow<br />Mingles Bar and Grill<br />Camas Prairie Winery<br />Hall Closet Uniform<br />B...
A historic account of the McConnell-McGuire Building<br />1890-2010<br />TIMELINE<br />
Mercantile	(1890-1900)<br />
1890-1900<br />The McConnell-Maguire building was completed Nov. 27, 1891. Upon finishing, the building held three floors ...
Williamson’s		(1910-1920)<br />
1910-1920<br />	Nathaniel Williamson moved his store The Greater Boston from 408 S. Main to the McConnell-Maguire Building...
1920-1930<br />	Williamson’s lease of the McConnell-Maguire Building ended in 1920, and the business ended. The building w...
1930-1940<br />	Agricultural Adjustment Administration was a government agency that was enacted in 1933 through President ...
Brown’s Furniture Store	(1940-1950)<br />
1940-1950 (1960,1970)<br />The Louis Strauss family of Coville, Washington began Brown’s furniture on the first level of t...
1970-1980<br />	The McConnell-Maguire Building was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March 1978.<br />
1980-1990<br />In 1981, Ron and Julie Wells of renovation business Wells & Company of Spokane bought the McConnell buildin...
2000- Now<br />	Tisa Ater took over her husband’s managing position in 1990 and continues to manage the building to this d...
From the 1890’s mercantile to the trendy bar of the 21st century the McConnell-McGuire Building still stands with all its ...
Located on the Northeast corner<br />The McConnell McGuire Building was built with Arched windows, peaked tops, three stor...
Idaho’s third governor William McConnell was one of the pioneers of Moscow. His friend McGuire and him together made the b...
Mr. McConnell<br />By: Lisa Short<br />	On the corner of First and Main you will find a beautiful, old building. The build...
William McConnell moved to the west coast from Michigan when he was young. He lived in California where he farmed cattle, ...
McConnell’s Professional Life<br />McConnell had many profession throughout the course of his life time. As he traveled fr...
Miss Anything?<br />More information on William McConnell and the McConnell- McGuire Building visit these website:<br /> L...
More on First and Main<br />Check out these articles<br />Uniform Store Sells Local<br />Discovery Moscow: Grabbin’ a Drin...
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  1. 1. Exploring downtown Moscow<br />By Ali Middleton and Lisa Short<br />First and MainMoscow, Idaho<br />
  2. 2. 100 Block<br />Map of downtown Moscow<br />Mingles Bar and Grill<br />Camas Prairie Winery<br />Hall Closet Uniform<br />Bucer’s Coffee Pub<br />
  3. 3. A historic account of the McConnell-McGuire Building<br />1890-2010<br />TIMELINE<br />
  4. 4. Mercantile (1890-1900)<br />
  5. 5. 1890-1900<br />The McConnell-Maguire building was completed Nov. 27, 1891. Upon finishing, the building held three floors of merchandise. According to The Moscow Mirror in January 1892, the McConnell-Maguire Company’s aim was to” supply all the wants of the people and at a small profit.” The company was one of the biggest retail stores Moscow has ever seen. However, the company went bankrupt during the Panic of 1893 and the business closed. <br />
  6. 6. Williamson’s (1910-1920)<br />
  7. 7. 1910-1920<br /> Nathaniel Williamson moved his store The Greater Boston from 408 S. Main to the McConnell-Maguire Building in 1911. Upon arriving there, he greatly expanded his business and opened it as the Williamson Center. The business sold a variety of merchandise such as furniture, dry goods, shoes, and clothing. He expanded the business to the adjoining Brown Block building where he housed a restaurant and grocery and hardware store. On the Williamson Center hung an electric sign the length of the building that could be seen from the Viola grade. It also had a working elevator from the basement to the third floor.<br />
  8. 8. 1920-1930<br /> Williamson’s lease of the McConnell-Maguire Building ended in 1920, and the business ended. The building was mainly vacant for almost the whole decade minus a short time in which a Piggly Wiggly grocer occupied the first floor. In February 1928, a Portland contractor announced they would be remodeling the building to house 45 apartments. The remodel began on Feb. 16, the day of Nathaniel Williamson’s funeral. The building was then known as the Thatuna Building.<br />
  9. 9. 1930-1940<br /> Agricultural Adjustment Administration was a government agency that was enacted in 1933 through President Roosevelt’s New Deal program. It was established to help farmers during the depression. AAA offices were located in the Thatuna Building during the 1930s. <br />
  10. 10. Brown’s Furniture Store (1940-1950)<br />
  11. 11. 1940-1950 (1960,1970)<br />The Louis Strauss family of Coville, Washington began Brown’s furniture on the first level of the Thatuna Building in the mid-1940s. The store remained at that location until the late 1970s. <br />
  12. 12. 1970-1980<br /> The McConnell-Maguire Building was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in March 1978.<br />
  13. 13. 1980-1990<br />In 1981, Ron and Julie Wells of renovation business Wells & Company of Spokane bought the McConnell building. It was the first of their many renovation projects they have done in the Northwest. The couple updated the building and remodeled it into the building it is today. They also signed a contract with the Department of Housing and Urban Development that allows the 34 renovated apartments to be set aside for elderly tenants and people with disabilities. Derek Ater began managing the building in 1983. Also, the Corner Pocket bar was located on the first floor throughout this decade. <br />
  14. 14. 2000- Now<br /> Tisa Ater took over her husband’s managing position in 1990 and continues to manage the building to this day. <br /> The McConnell-Maguire Building currently is the location for Mingles Bar and Grill on the first level (originally the Corner Pocket). Mabbutt Law Office is also located on the First Street of the first floor. 9On the second level, a nationwide discount retail agency called Assist 2 Sell took residence in the building in 2006. The Loft is a salon that has been located on the second floor of the building since 2004. The rest of the building is still the home to apartments for elderly and disabled residents. <br />
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  16. 16. From the 1890’s mercantile to the trendy bar of the 21st century the McConnell-McGuire Building still stands with all its beauty.<br />McConnell- McGuire Building<br />
  17. 17. Located on the Northeast corner<br />The McConnell McGuire Building was built with Arched windows, peaked tops, three stories with stained glass window accents. The buildings historic architecture has been well preserved and can still be admired in all it’s glory. <br />
  18. 18. Idaho’s third governor William McConnell was one of the pioneers of Moscow. His friend McGuire and him together made the beautiful McConnell-McGuire Building on the corner of First and Main.<br />William McConnell<br />
  19. 19. Mr. McConnell<br />By: Lisa Short<br /> On the corner of First and Main you will find a beautiful, old building. The building stands tall with high arched windows and off-white paint. It has been altered and restored, but you can tell. Mingles Bar and Grill takes up the bottom floor with apartments above it. A day salon and a real estate company fill the voids. This historic structure houses a lot of different activity and has since it was built in 1891.<br />When first built the beautiful building was used for a Mercantile for William McConnell to sell goods and produce to miners. His mercantile flourished and he was known as the Merchant Prince of Idaho. McConnell worked well in many aspects of his life. His mercantile thrived, his political power grew as he eventually became Idaho’s third governor and a sturdy home life. McConnell lived with his wife, Louisa and five children in a house on Adams Street. Although they struggled through the Great Depression McConnell’s estate has been preserved and now serves as a museum of the McConnell Mansion.<br />
  20. 20. William McConnell moved to the west coast from Michigan when he was young. He lived in California where he farmed cattle, mined and banked. A year in the 1980’s McConnell moved to Oregon and taught school. In 1883 he moved to Idaho to serve as a Deputy Marshal. McConnell returned to Oregon to cattle farm before he permanently moved to Idaho. <br />In 1980 McConnell was elected to serve in the remainder of 51st United States Congress. McConnell was a senator for a year then elected to be the Governor of Idaho for two consecutive terms. <br />McConnell served as Indian Inspector and then Inspector of Immigration Services until he died in 1925. <br />Throughout his various careers McConnell had created a respectable name for himself as well as a sturdy savings account. <br />McConnell and his wife, Louisa raised their five children in the McConnell Mansion on First and Adams Street in Moscow. Although the McConnell’s lost their home during the Great Depression it was bequeathed by Latah County in 1966 and declared a museum. The house remains as a museum to remember one of the founders of the town. <br />To learn more on the McConnell Mansion visit the Latah County Historical Society.<br />http://users.moscow.com/lchs/mansion.html#mansion<br />
  21. 21. McConnell’s Professional Life<br />McConnell had many profession throughout the course of his life time. As he traveled from California to Oregon to Idaho he went through various trades and professions. Including…<br />
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  23. 23. Miss Anything?<br />More information on William McConnell and the McConnell- McGuire Building visit these website:<br /> Latah Historic Society <br />http://users.moscow.com/lchs/<br />Moscow Chamber of Commerce<br />http://www.moscowchamber.com/OurCommunity/History/History.htm<br />University of Idaho Library<br />http://www.lib.uidaho.edu/<br />
  24. 24. More on First and Main<br />Check out these articles<br />Uniform Store Sells Local<br />Discovery Moscow: Grabbin’ a Drink<br />

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