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Tomkins Brothers Hardware

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1892. 127 N. Main St.

Red brick walls 17 inches thick on a 3-foot-wide stone foundation, steel ceiling girders, and posts of Oregon pine help to explain the longevity of this ornate, two-story business block. Storefronts rise to paired, shallow-arched windows on the upper floor, beneath a bracketed cornice of the now stuccoed facade. With the hardware store, which is still in business, the building until 1925 also housed a bank, of which the teller window and vault remain. Another section of the building, old Firehouse No. 1, was resurrected in 1992 as a bed and breakfast inn.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Tomkins Brothers Hardware", [Creede, 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, 434-434.

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