First Town Meeting (1910)

Hearn Jewelry on corner of Mashell
Hearn Jewelry on corner of Mashell

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).

Hearn Jewelry, better known today at Eatonville Outdoor
Hearn Jewelry, better known today at Eatonville Outdoor

Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.

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