Buttcan Furniture/ Bush Building 


 On February 25, 1907, George and Lena Ballard sold ½ interest in this lot to R.W. Adams. Theo Lipps sold his interest to William McQuain in 1912. In 1916, Clarence Bush purchased the property and initiated his Commercial Block Development project. He built this large concrete and brick building covering three lots, with a large dance hall upstairs. Bush said he would “not be satisfied until the south side of the square was built with a long line of large, substantial buildings.” This storefront was part of the original Bush building, however with its separate entrance and inset doorway, it has been an independent business through most of its history. The hexagon floor tile in the entrance is still beautifully intact, and the vintage tin ceiling in this part of the building is truly a historic treasure. In the early years, several renters, including a bakery, were here. Later, L.M. Huggins purchased this section of the building. Buttcane furniture rented the space until they bought 2/3 interest in 1936 and operated here for many years. The Buttcanes rented it to Harley Wright’s Thrift Store who sold used furniture and repaired appliances. In 1975, Karl and Joyce Barfuss purchased it from Mrs. Earl Buttcane and ran the Thrift Center. They gradually added new merchandise, expanding into the rest of the Bush building in 1978. When the Idaho Youth Ranch Thrift Store opened, mail and payments were being delivered incorrectly and the name was changed to Park View Furniture.