124/128 Main Street


H. C. Kettenbach Building   Built 1907


The block was constructed to replace earlier wooden structures in same location.   Henry C. Kettenbach, a prominent Lewiston businessman who joined his two brothers here, was a boyhood friend in Indianapolis of another pioneer businessman, John P. Vollmer. Kettenbach built several structures in Lewiston, believing that the city held great promise.

 Henry Kettenbach (2)

Henry Kettenbach

IMG_20221202_152914James Nave (1)

James Nave

Kenttenbach Block c 1930Kettenbach Block circa 1930

1934 (2)

kettenbach circa 1970s

Circa 1970's

The Historic Preservation Commission would like to recognize and thank Steven Branting and the Nez Perce County Historical Society and Museum for the access to and contributions from their extensive archives for this project. Special thanks go to Commissioner Leah Boots for her countless hours of work to make this project a reality.

ISHS-Logo-COLOR-HIGHRES       This project is supported in part by the Idaho State Historical Society.