Gallery #2--SMALL TOWNS & GHOST TOWNS
Halfway. Walter Miller store on Main St.

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Collection Miscellaneous
Photographer Panter, Lawrence
Date of photo 1916-1916
Description Halfway. Walter Miller store on Main St. Photo taken by Lawrence Panter on May 30, 1916. The photo is from an unidentified newspaper clipping.

Mardelle L. Webb Ebell, who lived in Halfway in the 1920s & 1930s, provided this info via email on 1-1-2008:
"I believe these buildings were on the East side of Main Street, south of the Wyatt Hotel. The first building on the left side of the picture would have been the N. D. Brown Store. Next to it was the law office of Mr. Massey. The tall building was the Walter Miller Store. Not in the picture, but just south of the Miller Store was a white house with yard which my parents, Elton and Gussie Webb, purchased in 1927 or 1928 and converted into a Service Station. A second white house with yard, on the east side of the first one and facing Record Street was our home. This was the northeast corner of Main and Record Street, the main intersection in the center of town. I believe that we lived there four years. Today, the service station has been replaced with a cinder block (I
think it is) two story building which is called the Three Color Building. It houses a beauty shop, a CPA office, some apartments, and other facilities -- sort of a mini-mall. The other buildings have been torn down at different points in time and have been replaced with a privately owned mini park."
Object ID 1980.1.2
Place Halfway, Oregon
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