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Mail Tribune 100, March 9, 1922

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The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

March 9, 1922


Medford Now in Midst of the Greatest Building Boom in Its History — $50,000 for New Residences, $100,000 Office Buildings.

Revival of building in the home, business, and industrial fields is now under way, with promises of the biggest year in the history of the city. To date, costs of homes, either completed, or for which plans are completed approximate $50,000, close to $100,000 for new business buildings or changes in old ones planned or underway, and close to this amount of $100,000 will be expended in the construction of a warehouse and storage buildings for the Oregon-California Power company, the J. P. Hanson and Son buildings at Sixth and Bartlett streets, and the buildings for the county fair, a total $250,000.

Work on the Hanson building has begun, and will cost $35,000. The designers of the power company expect to have the plans completed this week, when the cost will be determined, and Architect Frank C. Clark will start today to draw the plans for the county fair buildings. The extensive improvement in the Medford National bank building is now under way.

The Trowbridge Cabinet Works is constructing a substantial addition to its plant at the corner of West Eleventh and Grape streets, which when completed will enable the concern to increase its force from 12 to 18 men.

In home building, Minnesota avenue on the East side leads. On this street four homes will be built this spring, and construction will start soon, the plans being completed and made ready for the contractors by Architect Clark.

Lewis Ulrich will build a $5,000 home on Minnesota avenue, the Pennsylvania colonial style of architecture being employed. This home, according to Mr. Clark will be unique in arrangement, and different from anything the state, the plans being largely the idea of Mrs. Ulrich.

Across the street from the Ulrich home, Bert Thierolf will build a $6,000 home following the New England colonial style of architecture, and adjoining the Thierolf residence George Porter will erect a $5,000 home. Roland Hubbard expects to erect a $3,500 bungalow on the same street.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com