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Bayfield in La Plata County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Bayfield Drug Store

Bayfield Historic Walking Tour Stop 1

 

— 11 West Mill Street —

 
Bayfield Drug Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2020
1. Bayfield Drug Store Marker
Inscription.  

In January of 1914, L. E. Jenkins bought the lot at the corner of Mill and Pearl Streets. In February he started construction on this building and hired J. M. Lail as his contractor. According to the Bayfield Blade, L. E. Jenkins was in his new building, the Bayfield Drug Store, by July of 1914. In the late 1930s, D. L. Wells built an addition to the north side of the original structure to house the meat locker and creamery of his grocery business. This building served as the Bayfield Town Hall from June 1978 to September 2008.

Photo circa 1917
 
Erected 2009 by Town of Bayfield and Colorado Historical Society. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 37° 13.514′ N, 107° 36.037′ W. Marker is in Bayfield, Colorado, in La Plata County. Marker is at the intersection of Mill Street and Pearl Street, on the right when traveling east on Mill Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 West Mill Street, Bayfield CO 81122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other

Bayfield Drug Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2020
2. Bayfield Drug Store and Marker
Marker is in left foreground, in the shadows, with the former drug store across the street now housing the Pine River Valley Heritage Society.
markers are within walking distance of this marker. Farmers & Merchant[s] Bank (a few steps from this marker); Glenn Bros General Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Schroder Store / Coulson Bros. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel Central & Akers Motor Co. Garage (within shouting distance of this marker); Newland House and Presbyterian Manse (within shouting distance of this marker); Bayfield Churches (within shouting distance of this marker); H.C. Schroder House (within shouting distance of this marker).
 
Also see . . .
1. Historic Bayfield CO Photos from Gunnison County Library. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Pine River Valley Heritage Society. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. A look at future of Bayfield’s past (Durango Herald, 2014). (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Bayfield Drug Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2020
3. Bayfield Drug Store Marker
Looking west to show location of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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