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Western Hardware Store

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1880. 431 Harrison Ave. (southwest corner of 5th St.)

Built as the Manville and McCarthy Hardware and Miners Supply Company, this has been Western Hardware since 1920 and a fine example of an old-time hardware store. The two-story brick building has a cast iron storefront, bracketed cornice, and paired windows with segmental arches. Inside, in the north wall under a dentiled cornice, are more than 1,000 tiny drawers that offer a fortune in fixtures. The original counters, nail bins, and hardwood floors survive, as do the 15-foot ceilings of the full basement and first and second floors.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Western Hardware Store", [Leadville, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 363-363.

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