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Manuscript Group 311

Wallace Realty Company

Records, 1918-1973
2.5 cubic feet

The records of the Wallace Realty Company are part of the records of Day Mines, Inc., donated to the University of Idaho by Henry Day in 1984 and 1985. Initial processing of this manuscript group was done by Judith Nielsen in June 1988 as part of a project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. Processing was completed by Judith Nielsen in September 1991.


The Day family, with their various business interests, acquired a good deal of real estate, both commercial and residential. In order to manage these properties the Wallace Realty Company, Jerome Day, president, was incorporated in 1918. Its original capitalization was $110,000 divided into 2,200 shares, par value $50.00.

In 1934 the directors were Jerome Day, president, W.B. Heitfeld, Harry L. Day, F.M. Rothrock, and S.F. Heitfeld. After Jerome's death in 1941, Harry Day was elected president. But when he died a year later, in December 1942, Henry L. Day was elected to that office and remained president until the dissolution of the company in 1973.

Among the properties owned by the corporation in the 1940s were the Day Building in Wallace which housed the Morrow Retail Store on the first floor, and the offices of Day Mines, Inc., Henry L. Day, Lucy Mix Day Trust, and the Abot, Jupiter, Moonlight and Success Mining Companies on the second; the land on which the Silver Star Drive-In Theater was located, the building housing the Morrow store in Mullan, a garage adjoining the Wallace swimming pool, and tracts of land in several subdivisions. In 1948 the company purchased the Reding Building east of the Day Building on Cedar Street, and in 1953 the Castellan residence at 412 Cedar was purchased. In that year the company also began to sell parcels of its Osburn land, and by 1965 all lots in the Gray-Copper tract, plotted in 1956, were sold.

As various acquired properties were sold, the purposes for which the corporation was formed no longer existed. On June 19, 1972, the Day Building was sold to Day Mines, Inc., for DMI treasury stock, and on June 30, the directors, Henry L. Day, Henry D. Ellis, Leonard G. Gaffney, Norval K. Bue, and Dominic Peretti, met to plan for the complete liquidation of the corporation. All remaining property was to be sold and the assets, which consisted of 11,250 shares of Day Mines stock, 28 acres of land in Osburn, furniture and fixtures, and $1,600 rental from the Silver Star Drive-In Theater for the 1973 season, was to be divided among the 14 stockholders, all Day family members. Minutes for the final directors meeting, held May 16, 1973, showed the total liquidation distribution to be $214,692.63 or $102.82 per share.


The records of the Wallace Realty Company span the years 1918 to 1973. Included are minute books, stock records, financial records, and records concerning the sale of the Galena Home Tracts in Osburn, Idaho.


The records of the Wallace Realty Company were in no discernible order when received. Therefore a series order was imposed during processing.

The first series contains the minutes of meetings held from 1934 to 1973. The second series consists of a stock ledger and journal, 1918 to 1972, and two books of cancelled stock certificates. The third series comprises financial records for the years 1918-1973, and contains voucher registers, transfer binders, a general ledger, monthly or quarterly financial statements from 1936 to 1957, and two appraisements. The transfer binder for contracts receivable also contains employee records for the Tiger Hotel, Wallace Realty, and Osborn Utilities Co. for the years 1941-1944.

Wallace Realty owned a portion of land near Osburn, Idaho known as the Galena Home Tracts. The records documenting the sale of this property are arranged alphabetically by purchaser.


I.	Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, 1934-1973	1
II.	Capital Stock Records, 1918-1972	1
III.	Financial Records, 1918-1973	1 & os
IV.	Galena Home Tracts, 1946-1956	2


Box 	Folder	Description							

I. Records of the Board of Directors and the Stockholders, 1934-1973

1	1-2	Minutes, 1934-1973

II. Capital Stock Records, 1918-1972

	3	Stock ledger and journal, 1918-1972
	4-5	Cancelled stock certificates, 1918-1972

III. Financial Records, 1918-1973

	6	Annual Statement of Domestic Corporations, 1927
os	7-11	Voucher registers, 1918-1943
1	12	Voucher register, March 1944-July 1945
os	13-14	Voucher registers, 1944-1973
1	15	General ledger, 1951-1972
	16	Transfer binder, 1918-1957
os	17	Transfer file, Contracts receivable, 1945-1955
1	18-23	Financial statements, 1926-1957
	24	Appraisement, Wallace Realty, 1940
	25	Appraisement, Garage, 1950

IV. Galena Home Tracts, 1946-1956

2	26	Legal descriptions, 1947
	27-37	A-Z, 1946-1956

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