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R&R Supermarket (Salazar Store)

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Salazar Store
1857. 359 Main St. (southwest corner of 4th St.)

This is said to be the oldest continually operated store in Colorado, although an 1895 fire destroyed everything but the 2-foot-thick adobe walls. Solar panels added in the 1970s are among the many alterations that have transformed the original one-story, 20-by 40-foot building. Vigas protrude from the stuccoed adobe, topped by small, stepped parapets above the second-story front. Milled beams support a porch that extends out over the sidewalk, with a balcony above for the second-story rooms of the venerable Don Carlos Hotel.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "R&R Supermarket (Salazar Store)", [San Luis, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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