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About theboblynn

Hi, I have been sewing since I was 10 years old. My grandma taught me, no doubt in hopes that I would keep quiet for a few minutes at a time when I visited her during the summers. It has been at times a source of income, a source of expense, but always a source for pride, solace, and clothing for my family. I promised my grandma that someday I would teach my own children to sew and now I am sharing with my granddaughter the joy I find in sewing. She is the 12th person I have taught to sew and I think the most excited about the craft. Perhaps being older has made me a better teacher. Certainly it has made me a more patient teacher. She and I while away many hours in my Sewing Craft space and have become good friends as a result of our shared interest in sewing.

Birth of a Historic District

Here’s an interesting article from on how Pomeroy’s downtown became historic.

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Viewing the Hotel Revere through time

from 1882 Drawing from “Historic Sketches of Walla Walla, Whitman, Columbia and Garfield Counties, Washington Territory, and Umatilla County, Oregon” Frank Gilbert, Portland, 1882.

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Frescos on the Palouse?

When you think of the Palouse, you think of rolling hills, waving fields of grain, maybe even Washington State University.

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Harry St. George

Henry St. George, Assistant Postmaster at Pomeroy, Washington, was born in New York in 1851. His father, Henry St. George, was an English merchant; his mother was Henrietta St. George. Fifth in a family of eight children, young St. George … Continue reading

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A Short History of the Hotel Revere

The original Buster House Restaurant in the Hotel Revere was named in honor of Eugene “Buster” Pomeroy, son of Edward and Mary Pomeroy and Grandson of Joseph and Martha Pomeroy. Below is a picture of him at about age six. … Continue reading

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An Anniversary

August 21, 2017, is the 14th Anniversary of Pomeroy’s Downtown being placed on the National and State Historic Registers. It’s actually supposed to be Pomeroy Downtown Historic District, but who’s going to quibble about little details like that. Thank you … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Sally Donovan

While one of the reasons that the Hotel Revere is historic is because it’s old, the main reason is because we’re part of the Pomeroy Downtown National Historic District. We were officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places … Continue reading

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Who owned this old hotel?

An advertisement from a June, 1919, issue of The East Washingtonian said that The Revere Hotel was “Under New Manageneut”  and showed O. L. Babcock as the Prop. I haven’t found earlier advertisements listing Mr. Babcock, so I guess that … Continue reading

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Teddy Roosevelt Slept Here

On one of his hunting trips after he was President, Teddy Roosevelt came way out west. West to Pomeroy and the Hotel Revere. We’ve named one of our Suites after this hunting and fishing President. Located on the 3rd floor, … Continue reading

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The Floors

The third floor has a living area at the north end with a beautiful, well-lit Living Room and Dining Room overlooking Main Street. These two rooms have 7 of the 8′ tall 3′ wide windows. The living area includes a … Continue reading

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