We have a limited number of hand-crafted ornaments made from vintage newspapers available for sale in our museum store.  Add a little history to your decor this holiday season, or year round!  100% of your purchase price goes back to supporting the preservation and education mission of the Willamette Heritage Center.

Current inventory (as of 11/29/2019) is listed below.  Each item is unique and inventory on this list may have already sold.

Please note that in 1904, a city ordinance changed all address numbers in the city of Salem.  The numbers on the advertisements themselves do NOT match with today’s addresses.  If you have questions about the current location of this historical addresses, contact our Library and Archives.  503-585-7012/research@willametteheritage.org.

Business Location People Date
Robert Ford Livery NE Corner Trade and Commercial Robert Ford, John W. Minto 1887
Talkington & Aiken’s Saloon Commercial Street Frank P. Talkington

J.S. Aiken

Dugan Bros. Plumbers & Steam fitters Commercial Street John J. (c.1855) and William F. “Billy” Dugan 1887
Strong’s Restaurant Commercial Street Amos Strong 1887
Lot Pearce, Bicycle Seller in RM Wade’s hardware store NE Corner Court and Commercial Lot Pearce, R.M. Wade 1887
Charles Wolz, Butcher Charles Wolz 1887
Willamette University Thomas Van Scoy 1887
Belvedere Saloon Commercial Street G.W. Stimpson 1887
E. Eckerlin’s Saloon Commercial Street Eugene Eckerlin 1887
Brown Fullerton & Co. Commercial Street James Charles Brown, Lucian B. Fullerton 1887
Grand Ball at Reed’s Opera House 1887
Lute Savage Bookseller Commercial Street Lute Savage 1887
Casket and Furniture Maker State Street F.J. Babcock 1887