|Errantly identified with the Greenbaum building|
(248 is a red herring!),
this is in fact 120 Commercial St NE,
not 248 or 298 Commercial St NE.
(Salem Library Historic Photos)
|Same view today - via Streetview|
Our story is rather about the perpetuation of an error in the City's historic photos database. (This really is just a long and meandering footnote!)
The old photo of the Buren & Hamilton store (at top) shows an address of 248 on the awning, but in the Library's historic photos the image is captioned this way:
Buren & Hamilton furniture store was located at 298 Commercial Street NE in the building now occupied by Greenbaum's Quilted Forest.
|Awning with "24" and part of "8"|
(From a different image at the
Oregon State Library)