DISCOVER

DISCOVER displays photos and descriptions of more than 250 individual historic properties. Local Landmarks (LL), Federal National Register of Historic Places (NR) and potential candidates (D) are designated. Use Search to locate a property by name, street or neighborhood.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

D. A. White and Sons Feed Store, Front Street, NE, (D)

The two-story brick D.A. White & Son Building was constructed around 1911 by Daniel A. White. It housed a lens grinding business until 1914 when White moved his feed store into it. By the early 1920s, Daniel White had built immense warehouses on Front and Water streets and had seed processing operations throughout the U.S. and in Europe. Robert White, a mayor of Salem and state senator, was president of the company in its final years. The D.A. White & Sons Building remained in White family ownership until the mid-1980s.
The photograph was made before the recent condo construction now adjoining.
This Discovery is not designated as a Salem Historic Property.

2 comments:

Julie said...

Who currently owns the building and is it possible to purchase the building for historical restoration?

Virginia Green said...

It is owned by Margaret Furlong who also owns the Manning & Boise buildings on State Street. There has been no public information about restoration.