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Idaho Springs in Clear Creek County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Mead and Cooper Building

1511-1515 Miner Street

 
 
The Mead and Cooper Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 5, 2016
1. The Mead and Cooper Building Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1881, this building housed M. C. Livingstone’s jewelry and sewing machine store during the early ‘80’s. Since Livingstone had some of the first commercial sewing machines in the district, he made a brisk living repairing the canvas awnings which fronted many of the buildings on Miner Street. P. I. Thorsen and A. Nelson opened a store at this site in 1894, where they sold “dry goods, clothing, boots, shoes, hats, caps, gent’s furnishings, notions, carpets, oil cloths, etc etc”, according to the newspaper ads of the period. The two merchants were so successful they soon opened additional stores in Lawson, Silver Plume and Georgetown.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 39° 44.51′ N, 105° 30.994′ W. Marker is in Idaho Springs, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is on Miner Street just east of 15th Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is mounted at eye-level directly on the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1517 Miner Street, Idaho Springs CO 80452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mining Exchange Building (a few steps from this marker); Idaho Springs Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Charlie Tayler Waterwheel (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arrastra (about 500 feet away); Central City (approx. 4 miles away); Central City Opera (approx. 4 miles away); The AOUW Building (approx. 4 miles away); The Ignatz Meyer Building (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Idaho Springs.
 
The Mead and Cooper Building Marker • <i>wide view<br>(marker visible right of center)</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, August 5, 2016
2. The Mead and Cooper Building Marker • wide view
(marker visible right of center)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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