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Horace Compton, the founder of Compton Lumber & Hardware, completed his education at Central School in Seattle. While working as a surveyor for the Northern Pacific Railway, Horace purchased several parcels of land that would later prove to be excellent investments, including over 2,000 front feet on the Northwest shoreline of Lake Sammamish.
Horace’s granddaughter, Merrillann (Glass) Hutchinson, and her husband, David, presently reside on the original property where the H. F. Compton Summer cabin was.
In the late 1880s, Horace worked for David F. Denny (an original Seattle pioneer) at his company, Western Lumber Mill. Horace performed various roles which aided in obtaining valuable business and trade experience.
In 1892, Seattle experienced a severe economic depression. Mr. Denny lost most of his resources, along with the mill. It was during this pivotal year that Horace started Compton Lumber & Hardware. The business was established facing the famous old “Red Depot” at the foot of Columbia Street, with a capital investment of $300.00.
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