J.A. Noble - Newport, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 48° 10.738 W 117° 02.649
11U E 496718 N 5336192
Quick Description: The Bobier Building is one block south of the Newport City Hall on South Washington Street. Immediately on its completion in 1912 J.A. Noble moved into the ground floor of the building.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2015 5:43:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMNK9W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 1

Long Description:
J.A. Noble was a clothier who specialized in men's clothing. Mister Noble himself was a hard worker who arrived in Newport without capital eight years previous and worked his way from store clerk to the owner of the largest and most respected clothing outlet in Newport.

He apparently had owned the J.A. Noble store prior to the completion of the Bobier building, as we found another advertisement of his which was published before the building was ready to receive tenants. Shortly after moving into the bobier, Mr. Noble placed the ad seen below on page 8 (the back page) of the November 28, 1912 issue of the Newport Miner.

The Bobier Building was built specifically to house such a retail outlet on the ground floor with offices on the upper floor. The front, including doors, was plate glass, while the interior finish was coast fir, and the show window floors were quarter-sawed oak and black walnut.

Upstairs, its first tenants were Drs. Wallace and Dodge and an attorney named Ryan. As up to date as any building in the town at the time, the offices had every convenience, including hot and cold water and steam heat.

Today the ground floor is home to a Coldwell Banker real estate outlet, while the upstairs remains offices.

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Name of publication (required):
Newport Miner

Date of Publication (required):
November 28, 1912

Does the ad identify the location of the company?: yes

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