Jun 12, 2012

Centralia, WA

Located in southwest Washington, the town of Centralia was founded by George Washington, an African American who came west in 1850 to escape discrimination.

Centralia is famous throughout the Pacific Northwest as a premier destination for antique hunting.

Murals are found throughout historic downtown Centralia.

George Washington (1817-1905) — founder of Centralia, WA.
The Fox Theater opened in 1930.

Centralia's George Washington Park.
„The Sentinel“ is a bronze statue of a doughboy from World War I, stands guard in Centralia's George Washington Park.
Old street:
Lewis Co. Lumber Co.

 Centralia's Foundry (1886-1986).
The historic Union Deport was built in 1912.