The Wiester Building/ Bower Block
Backstory and Context
Harry Wiester built this tan brick building in 1905 and opened a men's clothing shop. The structure has since been modernized, but remains one of the longest occupied businesses in downtown Wenatchee. Along with men's and later women's clothing it has housed a meat market, The Fashion Shop and Buster Brown shoe franchise. The shoe shop bacame Trooper's Shoe Store and then Huggins Shoe Shop; in 1990 the shoes went away and Classy Glass moved in. The building has also housed Hot Dogz Pet Salon and the Kitchen Sync. The original painted and misspelled "Weister" sign can be seen behind the building today.
Polk Directories. Wenatchee, WA. 1907-2006.