Address: 855 NE Irvine Street Construction Date: 1888 Current Business: Buchanan Cellers Historic Name/Use: Houck’s Flouring Mill Significance: Listed Individually on the NR Style of Architecture: Mill Industrial
1888-1890- Barnekoff and Allyn Flouring Mill
1890-1900- McDaniel Feed & Seed and Valley Feed and Supply
1900-1920s- Houck’s Flouring Mill
1924- 2007- Feed and Supply store
2007- Present- Buchanan Cellers
The original structure is five and one-half stories, constructed of wood beams with wood flooring and siding, which has been covered over with corrugated metal. A later building addition was made on the east end of the original building. It has a medium gable roof with shed roof protrusion on the north, also covered with corrugated siding.
In 1888, Barnekoff and Allyn built a flouring mill on this property; this is the tall, central building in the complex today. Houck had acquired the mill by 1900 and operated it until the 1920s when Buchanan Cellers bought the operation. The mill operated until 1980. In 2007, the business re-branded back to the historic Buchanan Cellers name. While this building has operated under different names, it has been a grain and feed store since its inception.
“Everyday at Buchanan Cellers, we work alongside historic relics, walk on 125 year old wood plank floors under huge fir beams that were hewn from logs salvaged in the Tillamook burn. It’s truly a step back in time and a chance to explore first hand a part of our community’s treasured history.” —Mary Beth Branch, marketing director for Buchanan Cellers
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