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Charlie and Rose Farrell Building

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The first women’s fashions store in Camas was located in this building.


Circa ~ 1924


305 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas
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Charlie and Rose Farrell Building



The Farrell building is an example of a fairly simple but sound commercial building of the 1920s. This two story commercial building has a main entrance and large plate glass display windows facing the major commercial street in town. The west elevation is divided at the first story level into ten bays by concrete piers with recessed panels. The upper story is composed of courses of rough faced cast concrete blocks interrupted by paired double-hung windows with slightly projected sills.

The Farrell building was one of the early anchors in the development of the Camas Central Business District. The original two story building was built in 1887, but was later remodeled in 1924. The ground floor was a general store named G.N. Ranck Grocer. The second floor was the living quarters for Mr. Rank, a Spanish-American War veteran and he was credited with naming most of Camas’ west downtown streets.

Charlie and Rose Farrell purchased the building in August of 1903. They lived upstairs and expanded the grocery business to include yard goods, notions, shoes, gifts and millinery (Rose’s specialty).

  • Listed on the Clark County Heritage Register in 2005.
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