The Danville Feed and Grain Store
In 1951 Joe Ramos and his father Joseph Sr. established the Danville Feed and Grain Store. In 1957 they purchased the depot building, leasing the land on which it stood. In order to meet the needs of postwar customers, the business then became Danville Feed and Garden Supply. Joe Jr. provided necessities for the growing community, including hay, burlap sacks, swimming pool supplies and oak firewood.
Joe Ramos was a part of downtown Danville until his death November 4, 1987. His Danville Feed & Garden Supply Store represented something stable in a rapidly changing town. It was nice to walk or drive down Railroad Avenue past the old depot building where he often sat outside. The building served as a reminder that trains did journey up and down the Valley. It was small town America. We are indebted to Joe for using and preserving, without major alterations, this historic building.