Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Toast Cooke Stationery Tonight - Happy 75th!

Like paper, pens, or printing - and the word in ephemera form?

Make sure you head on over to Cooke Stationery tonight, this First Wednesday!

They're celebrating 75 years in business, and that's worth toasting!

But wait, there's more! There's lots of history here.

Here's a neat Statesman video about the building. (Make sure you catch the "hops" on the office doors!)

We've also mentioned two people associated with the building.

Sam Adolph built it in 1880 and over the summer we've found some interesting tidbits to add to some of our pieces (here, here, and here).

The building also has had interesting occupants.

Readers may recall that Madam Maggie Gardner died upstairs in the Adolph Block. Here's her headstone in the Pioneer Cemetery. Dalrymple was the name of her second husband. She was born in one Salem and died in another.

So a toast to Cooke Stationery! To the second 75 years!

1 comment:

  1. I love Cooke's! So old school, and they always have what I need.