Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Babbitt Brothers Trading Co.

This building was once the location of the Babbitt Brothers Mercantile, which was the closest thing to a grocer that Flagstaff had in the early 1900s, providing residents with everything from canned pinto beans to western-style saddles. Today, it houses the Babbitt Brothers Trading Co., a high end sporting goods store. The Babbitt family was a major force during the early part of Flagstaff's history and today the family's descendants still own several prosperous businesses in the area.

1 comment:

NorthBayPhoto said...

Nice photo. I'm sure there is a lot of interesting stories and history in those walls!