“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Glenwood Springs in Garfield County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

McCoy-Armory Building

McCoy-Armory Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
1. McCoy-Armory Building Marker
Inscription.  This current address has incorporated numbers 827 and 829 Grand Avenue. The earliest maps show buildings on this site since 1888, but the year 1913 has J.F. McCoy constructing his building. In 1917, the State of Colorado purchased the building for the National Armory.

Over the years, the second story of the McCoy Building (829 Grand Avenue) was used for civic meetings, a ballroom, a roller skating rink, and a bowling alley.

McCoy's Buick dealership, Blossom Motor Company, operated on this corner at 831 Grand Avenue through the 1920s. A series of auto dealerships and service stations operated on this corner until 1965.

The adjoining address of 827 Grand Avenue housed a print shop in the 1890s. Later information shows a battery shop on this site in the late 1930s to mid-1940s. Hamilton Calder had the Coca-Cola Bottling Company at this location from the mid-1940s until the mid-1960s.

The remodeled corner became one building in 1965 when Hested Variety Store occupied this building. From the mid-1970s until 1995, several businesses were located on this corner, including a Ben Franklin, a furniture
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store, and an interior decorating shop. Michelle and Kenneth Balcomb and Robert & Connie Delaney donated the building to the Colorado Mountain College in 1994. Under the ownership of CMC, the building underwent another remodel for their administrative offices and an art gallery on the street level.
Erected by the Frontier Historical Society and the City of Glenwood Springs.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
Location. 39° 32.73′ N, 107° 19.498′ W. Marker is in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, in Garfield County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Avenue (Colorado Route 82) and 9th Street, on the right when traveling south on Grand Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 831 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs CO 81601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. I.O.O.F. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hughes-Anderson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens National Bank Building (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Delaplane, Father of Colorado Mountain College (about 400 feet away); Healthy Atmosphere Rehabilitated Soldiers (about 400 feet away); CCC Men Built Improvements for Glenwood
The former McCoy-Armory Building. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
2. The former McCoy-Armory Building.
(about 400 feet away); Immigrants Found Future in Colorado (about 400 feet away); "The First National Bank Building" (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glenwood Springs.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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