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In Years Past

June 8, 2014

In 1914, the Hetfield block, an old wooden structure at the foot of Cross Street, Jamestown, owned by E.V. Hetfield and occupied by over 40 persons, was visited by the board of health this day. A thorough inspection of the premises was made and at its conclusion the board held a special meeting at City Hall and issued an order citing Hetfield to appear before the board at its next meeting, June 19, to show cause why the ordinances of the board of health, in so far as they related to the building, should not be enforced. This, in effect, was condemnation of the building for it was in a very bad condition and was practically beyond proper repair.



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