The first meeting of the Eatonville town council was held July 14, 1910 at Joseph Hearn’s jewelry store. (You may know it better today as Eatonville Outdoor.
Mr. Hearn, a member of the council, was appointed to a committee to inspect lots for a site for the Town Hall, and to find out how much a lot would cost. At the next meeting, Hearn reported that T. C. Van Eaton was selling lots for $150 cash (about $3,300 today) or on an installment plan.
The council decided to go for it and the council received a deed from T. C. on January 28, 1910. Building plans go underway. Bill #31 was received from the Eatonville Lumber Company in March for $455.91 (around $10,052 today).
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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