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Twin Falls in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Idaho Department Store

 
 
Idaho Department Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
1. Idaho Department Store Marker
Inscription.  A retail institution in downtown Twin Falls for 81 years, the "ID" building was built in 1905. Originally known as the Allen Mercantile Co., the store was renamed the Idaho Department Store in 1908 and operated under the same name until 1986. The store was constructed with a molded-brick exterior that remains intact, though now covered. The ground floor of the "ID" sold clothing and dry goods while the basement featured a grocery store. The second floor contained the Knights of Pythias Hall, a room that was also used by the Grand Army of the Republic and Knights of Columbus. When Twin Falls County was formed in 1907, the second floor became the temporary courthouse until the present courthouse was constructed in 1911.
 
Erected by Twin Falls County Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 42° 33.308′ N, 114° 28.14′ W. Marker is in Twin Falls, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker is on Main Avenue East near Hansen Street East, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 162 Main Avenue East, Twin Falls ID 83301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Idaho Department Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, May 15, 2018
2. Idaho Department Store Marker
are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crowley Building (a few steps from this marker); Twin Falls Bakery Co. Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hotel Perrine (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Shoshone Falls (approx. 3.1 miles away); Ira Burton Perrine (approx. 3.1 miles away); College of Southern Idaho (approx. 3.1 miles away); Shoshone Falls Project (approx. 4.1 miles away); Perrine Memorial Bridge (approx. 4.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Twin Falls.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 66 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 29, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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