# 9 on map.
Three Days of Rain, 1918
Hosted by Fairway Mortgage, 558 East State Street
Burchfield painted Three Days of Rain in 1918, close to the time the artist called his “Golden Year.” During this particularly prolific year Burchfield produced nearly half of the paintings he created during his lifetime. During the earlier part of the year he completed his brief stint of military service. When he returned home he started working again in the accounting department at the Mullins factory; he painted in the evenings and on weekends.
This ornate building on the southeast corner of State Street and Penn Avenue dates from the mid- 1800’s. Originally Mont Cook’s saloon and billiards hall, in 1918 it was the home of Salem Lighting Company (later Ohio Edison). Upstairs were boarding rooms. According to census data some were occupied in the early 1900s by Civil War veterans. In later years this building was to have a long history as a florist shop.
The host site of this Burchfield Footstep is Fairway Mortgage, 558 East State Street
Photo of the historic Mont Cook building, taken in 2018, after Endres Gross Florists moved out.