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 - THE 0. F. SAINDON COMPANY, Chthalls, homt...
THE 0. F. SAINDON COMPANY, Chthalls, homt furnllhtri for 42 yesrj, Is closing Us doors. Abovt photo wn Uk*n In 190» when th« firm was situaltd In the lh»n n«w G*rb« Building Building it corner of Chehalis Avenue and Prindle Strut, No identification is made of those In store but they appear to b* most the staff and perhaps wives. Note storage of chain was by hanging them from the celling. That's an iron bedstead display in the foreground. Chehalis Firm Closing Doors After 62 Years One of Chehalis' oldest retail firms, the 0. F. Saindon Co., is shutting its doors to close a 62-year-old chapter in the city's history. The firm has sold home furnishings, furnishings, paint, wallpaper and glass since 1B03. | 0. F. Saindon started selliiig building supplies in Chehalis in Price' DRUG addition we bring you weekend Birds Drug -- an Olympic Box · 889. He and two brothers, J. Y. aindon and A. H. Saindon, in- orporatcd in 1903 as the 0. F. aindon Company. Harvey "Kelley" Saindon and loyd Saintlon, sons ot J. Y. aindon, now operate the store, olh started working in the tore, dusting furniture as oungsters. For Kelley it has ccn 50 years now and for Floyd 1 years. Floyd is retiring with no do- inite plans made yet. Kelley as indefinite plans, loo. He will ilher quit the business or con- imie in a smaller location. Keley Keley is married and has a daugh- er and son, Mrs. Tryna Bahl, ian Jose, Calif., and Rex Sain- lon, a U.S. Army captain sta- ioncd in Germany. The Saindons plan a close-out ale with up to one-half off in irices on everything in the store. The firm started in business in Chehalis Avenue near Park Street. After five years, or in 908, the store moved into the hen new Garbe Building where i paint store now is situated on )hehalis Avenue at Prindle Itreet. Tlie Saindons moved to their jresent location at 1082 Boistfort n 1917. In 1944, the building was destroyed by fire. During he interim period, when t h e present building was constructed, constructed, the store was situated next a a men's clothing store on Chelalis Chelalis Avenue for a year. 0. F. Saindon's parents were X)lh French - Canadians. They noved west from Illinois in 1877 )y train to San Francisco, Calif, hen by schooner to Portland, and by another boat to Toledo. They settled on Cowlilz Prairie. )"loyd and Kelley's mother came west in a covered wagon in 1877. Their father, 0. F. Saindon, accompanied accompanied his parents on the rain, schooner and boat. YOUR QUALITY LEADERS SPRING WASHDAY · 3 Automatic Cycles including soak cycle. · Variable water saver. · Automatic lint filler- detergent dispenter. Philco FREE Laundry Basket with the purchase of Any Major Appliance

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  1. The Daily Chronicle,
  2. 14 Apr 1965, Wed,
  3. Page 10

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