Sunday, October 16, 2011

Five More Long Gone Walla Walla Businesses

1.Tum-A-Lum Lumber--Our next door neighbors were involved in this business,  a regional chain of lumber yards with the home office in Walla Walla.  Whitehouse-Crawford, a building supply, was also tied with this company.  Whitehouse-Crawford's mill was eventually shut down and remodeled in a fine dining restaurant.  The Walla Walla Tum-A-Lum yard, on 5th and Main was shut down, even as the home office stayed on East Main.  That was eventually closed.  The company operates currently in Oregon and North California.
2. Jones-Scott,  This company was an interesting combination, a "sand and gravel" company that also sold insurance. It's red cement mixing trucks were a common site around town.
3. Tausick And Kauffman  Also on West Main, sold heating oil, etc.
4. Sherwood And Roberts.  An iconic Walla Walla business, dealt with real estate, insurance,  and finance, it became a chain with offices in the Seattle area, as well as the Tri Cities, Donald Sherwood was also involved with the Union-Bulletin and a major benefactor of Whitman College.  He began this business with Yakima businessman Austin Roberts.
5. Walla Walla Federal Savings And Loan  Was located on 2nd Street across from what was originally Seafirst, then First Federal (now Banner Bank), became Frontier Federal as it expanded regionally.

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Unknown said...

Drumheller, General Fire, Flying J, Lincoln Log manufacturer, Cascade Air, Walla Walla Valley Railroad, Libby's, Eastgate Country Store,