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Cortez in Montezuma County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Charles Duff Mercantile

1889

 
 
Charless Duff Mercantile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
1. Charless Duff Mercantile Marker
Inscription.  Originally the site of the Charles Duff Mercantile (circa 1889), was a pioneer Cortez commercial establishment and one of Cortez' first mercantile stores.

This southwest corner of Main and Market Streets has long been an important part of the town's business history. The building was the home of the Walker Mercantile & Groceteria in the 1920's and 1930's, housed Cortez' first Safeway Store during the 1940's and the V & G Variety Store in the 1960's. The building was purchased by the Valley National Bank in 1986, remodeled to its current form and named the Valley Towers.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce.
 
Location. 37° 20.909′ N, 108° 35.118′ W. Marker is in Cortez, Colorado, in Montezuma County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (U.S. 160) and South Market Street, on the right when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 West Main Street, Cortez CO 81321, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cortez Travel (Duncan Beauty Shop) (a few steps from this marker); Wilson (Stone Block) Building
Charless Duff Mercantile Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, July 10, 2020
2. Charless Duff Mercantile Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Montezuma Valley National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Office Outpost (J.C. Penney Building) (within shouting distance of this marker); Cortez Post Office (within shouting distance of this marker); E.R. Lamb Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens State Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Montezuma Title & Realty (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cortez.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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