Ferry County Historical Society

Ferry County Historical Society A History of Ferry County

The Ferry County Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which places its primary emphasis on preserving & exhibiting artifacts related to the rich history of Ferry County.

11/04/2023

Republic, Ferry County, circa 1915.

Photo: Western Mining History

Come see us at the Ferry County Fair and Discover our golden past.   10-2(tries to post earlier but it wouldn’t)
09/02/2023

Come see us at the Ferry County Fair and Discover our golden past. 10-2

(tries to post earlier but it wouldn’t)

05/24/2023
03/28/2023

L.H MASON BUILDING

IMPORTANT UPDATE:
The Board of Trustees has voted to sell the Mason property. Many long, hard hours and many special meetings have gone into making this decision. The extent of the work needed to make the building structurally sound and usable and ever increasing costs of labor and materials needed in the renovation along with needed day-to-day operating expenses were all considered in our decision. We kept returning to the amount of money that would be needed, at least 1.25 million dollars, and the amount of money that we would need to raise to be considered for grant funding just became more than a very small historical society could wisely take on.

We do want to thank all of the people that supported this project, either with your volunteer time and labor or those who provided financial support through your generous donations or through our Buy-A-Brick fundraising program. Each of our donors will be receiving a letter from the Historical Society in the near future explaining our decision.

Thank you members for your year around support!!  If you are not a member and want to donate now is your chance!
11/29/2022

Thank you members for your year around support!! If you are not a member and want to donate now is your chance!

05/06/2022
This is the L.H. Mason Building. The first photo is what the building used to look like before it was later renovated to...
04/02/2022

This is the L.H. Mason Building. The first photo is what the building used to look like before it was later renovated to look like the second photo that was taken in 2018.
A little history, as stated by our website ferrycountyhs.org, “Sometime between June of 1899, when fire destroyed the west half of Republic’s business district, and 1901, when it appears on an Athletic Club promotional banner as ‘The only brick block in town,’ pioneer dry goods merchant L.H. Mason constructed an impressive two-story red brick commercial building.”
So, so many bricks were involved in this structure being built, but at this time there were no railroads. How in the world would Mr. Mason construct this brick building with no way to get the bricks? The one and only way was to make them himself! Mr. Mason and his business partner Mr. Keck created a brick yard west of Republic. The L.H. Mason building is the ONLY building made of locally produced brick.
-Please feel free to visit the website to finish reading the remainder of this intriguing history.
Have a nice evening. :)

Address

15 N Kean Street , P. O. Box 287
Republic, WA
99166

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 2pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm

Telephone

+15097752605

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