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Posey and Wingate Building

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1880, George Bauer and John Schultz, stonemasons. 1269 Greene St. (corner of 13th St.)

One of the oldest commercial brick structures in western Colorado was built as a hardware store by Oliver P. Posey and John W. Wingate. The ornate, two-story edifice has a cast iron storefront (T. B. Pullis and Sons, St. Louis) with Corinthian columns. After housing Posey and Wingate's store and the San Juan County Bank, the building became the First National Bank of Silverton. The bank vault is still located in a building whose fine, round-arched windows on 13th Street now frame a lively, high-ceilinged saloon.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Posey and Wingate Building", [Silverton, 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, 563-563.

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