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Main Avenue Furnishings (Balthasar Kern Saloon)
Durango businessmen sought the same stylish garb for their buildings as their peers in Denver, Chicago, St. Louis, and San Francisco. The Kern family had the Mesker Brothers of St. Louis provide their two-story, cast iron storefront. Colored glass squares frame the large transom windows, while the iron facade sprouts into rosettes, medallions, Ionic capitals, and a bracketed cornice on this fine Italianate emporium.
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