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Archive for April 9th, 2018

Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, April 7, 1999

By Barbara Nilson

The Gibbon/Mezzavilla store now sits at its new home on the historical society site off of Witte Road. Work parties will begin this summer to bring new life into the historic building. – Photo by Barbara Nilson.

The Gibbon/Mezzavilla store now sits at its new home on the historical society site off of Witte Road. Work parties will begin this summer to bring new life into the historic building. – Photo by Barbara Nilson.

Cameras flashed in the snowy darkness of March 28 as the historic Gibbon/Mezzavilla store was pulled from its meadow resting place to breathe new life as a Maple Valley Historical Society project.

As it was towed past its second home site at 2 a.m. at the corner of the Maple Valley Highway and S.E. 216th Way, cameras tried to record the historic moment. Manning some of the cameras were Gary Gibbon and his son Lance, descendants of the store’s original owner, William Gibbon. (more…)

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