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Medford Business Directory 1921-22

The many discontinuities from year to year suggest that listing in this directory was by subscription; don't assume that a business' absence from this listing is necessarily evidence of its absence from Medford.


MEDFORD. Jackson County. Population 5,756, is commercial and business center of famous Rogue River Valley, Southern Oregon. It is located on the Southern Pacific railway, is the western terminal of the Pacific and Eastern railway, which line penetrates into the vast timber resources of the Cascade Mountains. The elevation of Medford is 1368 feet. The average temperature for the past 20 years was 55 degrees. The annual rainfall is from 20 to 25 inches, and the timely rains are a blessing to the valley. Medford is the gateway to Crater Lake. Auto stage every day. It has a cosmopolitan population; people from every state in the Union have come here to make their permanent homes. The following are some facts about Medford. Population, according to the 1920 census, 5756. The best paved city for its size in the world, having 25 miles of pavement; 26.21 miles of sewers; water mains 28.45 miles, ample for a city of 40,000 population. Cement sidewalks, 4 public schools, 1 high school, St. Mary's Academy, business college, conservatory of music. Modern-equipped fire department, electricity and gas for lighting and power purposes, 4 banks, public library, 4 modern hotels, 3 second class, 4 restaurants, 6 apartment houses. A weekly and daily newspaper, city park, baseball park, fair grounds, country club. Five ladies' clubs, golf club, farm bureau cooperative exchange, Chamber of Commerce. All denominations of churches. Two hospitals, opera house, 2 movie houses and a natatorium. All leading lodges and societies. Federal building and offices of weather bureau, district forestry, U.S. [plant] pathologist. Several irrigation systems. Public market, jobbing and wholesale center, aviation landing field--headquarters of forest service aviation fire patrol. Auto stages--interurban auto routes to all points of Southern Oregon, hourly service to Ashland. Auto stage to Roseburg, stops at all towns along line; also auto stage station on line from Los Angeles to Portland. Has 3 lumber mills with another large one in course of construction, to be in operation spring of 1921. Two box factories, 2 large creameries, 2 fruit [and] vegetable canneries, fruit evaporating plant, pickling and catsup works. Six fruit associations with 2 large pre-cooling plants. The territory surrounding Medford is the greatest pear country on the coast and one of the best apple-growing districts. Stock raising and diversified farming are among the greatest resources of the valley. Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co., Independent Telephone Co. Telegraph Western Union. Express American Railway.

J. B. Andrews, loans
Auto Electric Equipment (M. B. Walker)
M. C. Barber, physician
Bardwell Fruit Co., R. G. Bardwell, manager, fruit packers
Joseph C. Barnes, real estate
Barnum Garage (G. A.), auto repairs
Mrs. William Bates, notions
BATTERY & ELECTRIC CO. (G. J. Hoffman, D. L. Ewing), Distributors for Exide Battery and Fairbanks-Morse Co. Farm Lighting System, Electrical Supplies and Equipments, Repairs and Work Guaranteed, 122 N. Riverside
Bennett Investment Co. (A. O. Bennett), real estate
W. S. Biden, shoes
Big Pines Lumber Co., A. L. Hill, president
John Billings, woodworker
Ed Binns, meats
Oliver C. Boggs, lawyer
Bolen Creek Mining Co.
Newton W. Borden, lawyer
Joseph C. Brown, real estate
Lewis B. Brown, grain
W. H. Brown, upholsterer
Bullock Mercantile Agency, F. E. Redden, president
Louis Bundy, dentist
A. Burklund, chiropractor
A. Bursell, physician
Busy Corner Motor Co. (W. Bowne, A. Carpenter), autos
Charles S. Butterfield, grocer
California-Oregon Power Co., H. L. Walther, division manager, light and power
F. M. Calkins, lawyer
W. N. Campbell, real estate
Hamill A. Canaday, lawyer
Carkin & Taylor (J. H. Carkin, G. O. Taylor), lawyers
Carlow & Carlow (F. G. and E. M.), osteopaths
C. E. Cass, auto wrecking
Chamber of Commerce, H. O. Frohbach, secretary
City Meat Market (C. Devore, A. W. Lewis)
Robert W. Clancy, physician
Frank C. Clark, architect
Clark & Childers Motor Co. (C. Clark, G. A. Childers), auto repairs and supplies
P. F. Close & Son (P. F. and R. V.), auto repairs
J. H. Cochran, insurance
G. A. Codding, lawyer
C. E. Collins, auto repairs and supplies
Robert J. Conroy, physician
George E. Corey, grocer
A. B. Cornell, insurance
Otto M. Cornitus, real estate
Crater Lake Hardware Co., S. L. Leonard, manager
William E. Crews, lawyer
W. S. Crowell, lawyer
T. E. Daniels, insurance
Victor Danielson, auto repairs and supplies
Davis-Vawter & Howard, S. V. Davis, agent, timber lands
F. K. Deuel & Sons (F. K., H. S., L. J.), dry goods
C. A. Devoe, grocer
Fay E. Diamond, jeweler
W. Gaston Domergue, insurance
G. W. Dow, grocer
M. M. Dow, physician
Eads Fuel Co. (C. E. Eads)
Eads Transfer & Storage Co. (G. H. Eads)
Earl Fruit Co., R. C. McGill, manager
MRS. M. T. EDWARDS (Tunnell & Edwards)
ELDRIDGE DAIRY PRODUCTS CO., Manufacturers of Ice, Gold Medal Butter and Gold Medal Ice Cream, Wholesale, 28 Bartlett, Telephone 203
Electric Shop (O. T. Tainer, H. L. Elwood)
R. R. Elliot, dentist
Elmer D. Elwood, optician
J. J. Emmens, oculist
Exchange Tire Co. (C. A. Peterson and Luke Jennings), vulcanizers and tires
FARM BUREAU CO-OPERATIVE EXCHANGE, R. D. Flaherty, Manager, Hay, Grain, Feed, Flour, Farm Seeds of All Kinds, Fertilizers, Livestock, Poultry and Eggs
Farmers & Fruit Growers Bank (capital $50,000), Delroy Getchell, president
F. P. Farrell, lawyer
Fehl Investment Co. (E. H. and Delbert), real estate
F. Fifer, general contractor
FIRST NATIONAL BANK, W. G. Tait, President; C. M. English, Vice-President; Oris Crawford, Cashier; A. W. Stone, Assistant Cashier
Fouts Grocery (E. J. and O. R.)
Furnas, Long & McDonald (Charles Furnas, W. S. Long, P. B. McDonald), vulcanizers, gas and oils
Thomas Fuson, insurance
Gaddis & Dixon (E. C. Gaddis, H. G. Volney), manufacturers' agents
J. T. Gagnon, lumber
Garnett Hardware Co. (H. C. Garnett)
Garrow & Piatt (T. A. Garrow, J. B. Piatt), consulting engineers
C. E. Gates, autos and supplies
W. R. Gaylord, motorcycles and bicycles
C. L. Goff, insurance
Gold Ray Realty Co. (C. R. Ray)
H. L. Goodwin, grocers
William M. Hall, fuel
A. C. Halstead, drugless physician
H. K. Hanna, lawyer
Henry Hart, physician
Leon B. Haskins, drugs
Fred L. Heath, drugs
L. E. Hedges, chiropractor
T. G. Heine, physician
J. G. Hibbard, grocer
J. F. Hittson, garage
Robert A. Holmes, insurance
W. M. Holmes, real estate
HOTEL HOLLAND (J. A. Westerlund), European Plan, Rates $1.50 per Day and Up
Warner W. Howard, osteopath
Hubbard Bros. (Fort and A. C.), implements
A. W. Hubbs, shoes
F. J. Huber, men's furnishings
William D. Hughes, vulcanizer
E. H. Hurd, lawyer
Hurd Land & Investment Co., E. H. Hurd, manager, real estate
Hutchison & Lumsden (C. I. Hutchison, H. U. Lumsden), dry goods
JACKSON COUNTY ABSTRACT CO., E. H. Janney, Secretary-General Manager, Abstracts and Insurance, 46 N. Central, Telephone 41
Jackson County Bank (capital $100,000), C. W. McDonald, president; V. H. Vawter, cashier
Jackson County Building & Loan Association, C. M. Kidd, president; O. C. Boggs, secretary
Jackson County Creamery (S. A. Kroschel)
Jackson County Fair Association, J. H. Carkin, secretary
Jacobs & Son (L. L. Jacobs), grocer
Carl Jeschke, watchmaker
John W. Johnson, jeweler
R. H. Jones, grocer
James M. Keene, dentist
Keizur Bros. (Walter Keizur), storage
Corsa M. Kidd, shoes
Klocker Printery
Klum Advertising Co. (B. Klum)
Knight Packing Co. (Portland), J. H. Zimmer, manager
KUNZMAN PRINTING CO. (G. J. Kunzman), Job Printing, Rubber Stamps, Brass Stencils, Notary Seals, Typewriter Ribbons and Carbons, Home of the Medford Exchange--The Place Where You Can Buy or Sell Anything, 211 W. Main
John F. Lawrence, jeweler
Mrs. H. L. Leach, corsetiere
Ernest W. Liljegran, assayer
Benjamin F. Lindas, lawyer
Luman Bros., meats
William H. Lydiard, grocer
Lincoln McCormack, lawyer
McCurdy Insurance Agency (R. H. and C. C.)
M. M. Department Store (W. H. Meeker)
Maddox & Bonney, florists
John C. Mann, dry goods
F. E. Martin, bicycles
Mason, Ehrman & Co. (Portland), George F. Collins, manager, wholesale grocers
Fred W. Mears, lawyer
Medford-Ashland Auto Stage, W. L. Lewis, manager
Medford Auto Co. (J. H. Denison)
Medford Auto Top Co. (E. M. Roberts)
Medford Broom Factory (J. H. Dunaway)
Medford Business College, G. W. Newberry, business director
Medford-Butte Falls Auto Stage (G. E. Edsall)
Medford-Central Point Auto Stage, W. L. Lewis, manager
Medford Concrete Construction Co., C. J. Semon, manager
Medford Domestic Laundry (Glen Fabrick)
Medford-Eagle Point Auto Stage, Frank Lewis, manager
Medford Electric Co. (J. E. Bartlett)
Medford Fish & Poultry Co. (Van R. Gilbert)
Medford Fluff Rug Co. (E. Hines)
Medford Furniture & Hardware Co., F. W. Hollis, president; J. H. Butler, secretary
Medford-Grants Pass Auto Stage, W. L. Lewis, manager
Medford Greenhouse Co. (Maddox & Bonney)
Medford Grocery Co., E. A. Welch, manager
Medford Harness Co. (E. H. Lamport)
Medford Ice & Storage Co., H. K. Tomlinson, manager
Medford Iron Works (E. G. Trowbridge)
Medford Irrigation District, E. M. Wilson, secretary
Medford-Jacksonville Auto Stage, W. L. Lewis, manager
Medford Lumber Co., J. H. Cooley, president; Charles R. Cooley, secretary
MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE (Daily and Weekly) (Medford Printing Co.), Robert W. Ruhl, Editor, Sumpter S. Smith, Manager
Medford National Bank (capital $100,000), W. H. Gore, president; J. S. Orth, cashier
Medford National Farm Loan Association, A. W. Stone, president; E. H. Hurd, secretary-treasurer
Medford Orchard Co., J. A. Westerlund, president
Medford Pharmacy Inc. (Jonas Wold)
Medford Planing Mill Inc., H. C. Hanson, president; F. L. Widell, vice-president-secretary
Medford Poultry & Egg Co. (S. A. Korshel)
MEDFORD PRINTING CO., Publishers, Medford Mail Tribune
Medford Sample Store (Breier & Peterson), general merchandise
Medford Sheet Metal Works (M. Shower)
MEDFORD SUN (Sunday), Robert W. Ruhl, President-Editor; Sumpter S. Smith, Secretary-Manager
Medford Tent & Awning Co., A. D. Little, manager
Mercer Bros. (C. A. and P. K.), metal works
T. W. Miles, lawyer
Miller & Davis (A. H. Miller, M. Davis), stationery
Mitchell Ladder Co. (J. W. Mitchell)
Model Clothing Co. (S. F. Richardson)
Modern Plumbing & Heating Co. (H. C. Williamson, Art Tyo)
Monarch Seed & Feed Co., Leo J. Miksche, president; R. A. Miksche, secretary
Monitor Orchard Co., J. A. Westerlund, president
Rawles Moore, lawyer
Motors Sales Co. (E. N. Warmoth)
John F. Mundy, real estate
Murray Bros. & Van Voris (C. C. and R. S. Murray and W. T. Van Voris), abstracts
Nash Hotel (J. D. Bell)
P. J. Neff, lawyer
Gus Newbury, lawyer
Frank J. Newman, lawyer
Nichols & Ashpole (G. W. Nichols, C. W. Ashpole), meats
H. O. Nordwick, auto tires and accessories
N. F. Ohrt, welding
Oregon Gas & Electric Co., G. C. Jenkin, manager
Oregon Granite Co., E. A. Hicks, president-manager
Oregon Growers Packing Corporation, C. C. Lemmon, manager
Pacific Fruit & Produce Co., S. G. Nelson, manager
Pacific Furniture & Fixture Factory, E. G. Trowbridge, manager
PACIFIC RECORD HERALD, P. C. Blair, Manager; Delbert Fehl, Editor, Pacific Record Publishing Co., Inc., Publisher
PACIFIC RECORD PUBLISHING CO. Inc., Earl H. Fehl, President; A. O. Bennett, Secretary, Publisher Pacific Record Herald
Page-Dressler Co. (F. C. Page, L. M. Page), real estate
Palace Grocery (J. A. Moffat, H. G. Launspach)
Palmer Piano Place (B. J. Palmer)
Patton & Robinson (Hamilton Patton, Gain Robinson), farm implements
B. W. Paul, electrical supplies
People's Electric Store (A. B. Cunningham, O. O. Alenderfer), electrical contractors and dealers
John A. Perl, undertaker
R. A. Petty jr., vulcanizing
Ira Phipps, dentist
W. Estill Phipps, lawyer

E. Barton Pickel, physician
Pickens & Colvig (A. C. Pickens, F. L. Colvig), automobiles
C. C. Pierce, insurance
R. W. Poellnitz, physician

Pruitt-Myers Motor Co. (Roy, R. H. and O. V. Myers), autos
Mahlon Purdin, lawyer
Henry B. Purl, dentist
F. M. Radovan, fruit evaporators
Frank H. Ray, real estate
A. Evan Reames, lawyer
RED BALL STAGE LINE, Medford, Ashland and Klamath Falls, C. J. Walker and E. H. Evans, Proprietors, Reservations Made at All Leading Hotels, Medford Phone 66, Klamath Falls Phone 460, Leaves Medford 8 A.M., Leaves Klamath Falls 8:30 A.M. Daily
Martin J. Reddy, jeweler
J. D. Rickert, oculist
E. G. Riddell, physician
Frank Roberts, dentist
George M. Roberts, lawyer
Rogue River Fruit Distributors, George Kaufman, manager
Rogue River Valley Canal Co., P. Welch, president; P. J. Neff, secretary-treasurer; Ray Moran, manager
Rogue River Valley Canning Co., S. S. Bullis, president; S. J. Skewis, secretary-treasurer; R. D. Coke, manager
Rogue Valley Milling Co., E. N. Vilna, manager
SACRED HEART HOSPITAL, Conducted by the Sisters of Charity of Providence, Sacred Heart hospital and Training School for Nurses, for Particulars Address Sister Superior Sacred Heart Hospital, Medford Heights
ST. MARY'S ACADEMY, Conducted by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, Telephone 342
R. Saito Co., Japanese goods
Emil F. Schmidt, shoes
T. T. Shaw, dentist
Shell & Co., H. M. Isbell, manager
John Signor Co., farm implements
Singer Sewing Machine, J. W. Scott, manager
J. E. Soliss, grocer
Southern Oregon Lumber Co., E. J. Skewis, president; S. S. Bullis, secretary-treasurer
Southern Oregon Traction Co., S. S. Bullis, president, R. S. Bullis, secretary-treasurer
Standard Oil Co.
Robert M. Stearns, physician
George W. Stephenson, physician
Sterling Mining Co., S. S. Bullis, manager
Charles Strang, drugs
Sunrise Laundry (Kamikawa Bros.)
Charles T. Sweeney, physician
T. M. Swem & Son (T. M. and J. H.), picture frames, etc.
Talent Orchard Co., E. J. Stewart, manager
F. G. Thayer, physician
C. M. Thomas, lawyer
Ray H. Toft, real estate
The Toggery, W. F. Isaacs, president; John B. Goodrich, secretary, men's furnishings
Tomlin Box Co. (J. R. Tomlin)
George L. Treichler, autos
Trigonia Oil & Gas Co., Charles Lilly, president; Chris Gottlieb, secretary-treasurer
Trowbridge Cabinet Works (E. G. Trowbridge jr.)
W. W. Truax, general merchandise
Earl S. Tumy, garage
E. L. TUNNELL (Tunnell & Edwards)
TUNNELL & EDWARDS (E. L. Tunnell, Mrs. M. T. Edwards), Public Stenography, Mail Advertising, Multigraphing, Mailing Lists and Addressing
Union Feed & Sale Stable (David Litts)
Union Oil Co. of California
Valley Fuel Co. (James Stoken, James Taylor)
Valley Garage (Charles and Richard Farmer)
Valley Warehouse, Ralph U. Boutelle, manager
Van Scoyoc Bros. (C. C. and W. M.), dentists
F. W. Wait & Co. (F. W. and F. W. jr.), granite quarries
John W. Wakefield, real estate
L. E. Wakeman, insurance
A. W. Walker Auto Co. (A. W. Walker)
Warner, Wortman & Gore, E. N. Warner, president; E. E. Gore, secretary-treasurer, grocers
Richard W. Waters, paints, oils, etc.
Lee Watkins & Co., Lee Watkins, manager, hay, grain and feed
Weeks & Co. (F. W. Weeks, A. E. Orr), furniture
Bun Welch, auto repair
C. W. Whillock & Son, dry goods
White & Trowbridge (J. F. White, B. J. Trowbridge), real estate
Whiteman & Gregg (C. E. Whiteman, J. R. W. Gregg), auto accessories
Edgar Wight, jeweler
Will H. Wilson, furniture
Wiseman & Scheffel, fuel
Dr. R. Wood & Co. (D. R. Wood, Guy Conner), insurance
J. R. Woodford, drugs
Scott Woolf, furniture
F. W. Woolworth & Co., W. P. Bentley, manager
Daniel Wuille & Co., C. M. Speck, manager, exporters
William A. Young, garage
R. L. Polk & Co.'s Oregon and Washington Gazetteer and Business Directory 1921-22,
page 254     Abbreviations spelled out to facilitate searching.




Last revised June 29, 2013