Refrigeration

fitz_029aEARLY DAYS OF REFRIGERATION

News Items from the New Plymouth Outlook – January 13, 1905.

The ice men are laboring assiduously, filling their bins, and are jubilant over their success. The ice is about six inches thick and of fine quality. Mr. Noyes has a force of eight men at work on the big pond, and quite a number are putting up for their own private use. Ernest Meyer and Homer Anderson are hauling sawdust for their ice houses from the McNish and Allen Mill at Emmett. The thermometer has not fallen below 8 above zero yet this winter, and the reputation of Idaho’s ideal winter climate is being grandly sustained.

The Payette Valley Enterprise came out last week. The Payette people now have another good paper. Mr. Merritt starts out with bright prospects of success. The Outlook extends a welcome hand.

(The Outlook was New Plymouth’s first Newspaper. Very few copies exist.)

City Council Minutes – Jan. 4, 1916

Wm. B Anderson asked permission to build an Ice House in the rear of Block 32, Lot 1.

This was behind his Service Station at the corner of Plymouth Ave. and Maple St. I

It remained, as an Ice House, for many years. It later became a Cold Storage Unit, where people could rent lockers to keep their Frozen Meats, etc.

It is now a part of the Double Diamond Steak House.

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