The Thomas Company building has been a Ridgeway landmark since it replaced the “old building” in the late 19th century. In this segment of the interview, Mrs. Allen tells us how owner, Lee Thomas, employed local contractors and craftsmen for a combination renovation and restoration.
It was an ambitious project, requiring nearly two years. And the effort shows. When you visit be sure to wander around, upstairs and downstairs, paying attention to details such as the original pressed tin ceiling, the beautiful hardwood floors, and the original “mercantile” shelving that has been preserved.