500 Briggs Street
Built in 1889 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, it was created to house a meeting room on the second floor and a mercantile space on the first floor to help pay for the building.
For many years, the second floor room served as a major social gathering place for the I.O.O.F., the Masons, and numerous town events. The first floor contained a procession of general merchandise stores, starting with the Lockwood Trading Company and including the State Mercantile Company, whose sign, probably painted around 1900, is still visible on the south wall.
We’re honored for The Old Mine to call 500 Briggs Street home.