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

Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870

Georgetown-Silver Plume National Historic Landmark District

 
 
Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
1. Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 Marker
Inscription.  Brothers James F. and Alfred C. Tucker conducted their grocery and provisions business out of this building during the 1870s. They advertised “Wines, Liquors, Tobacco, Queens-ware, Clothing, Boots and Shoes.” Here a customer in 1879 could get sugar-cured ham for 12˘ a pound, salmon for 20˘ a pound, and 5 cans of oysters for 90˘ (“Terms Cash”). According to the Colorado Miner, wines and liquors included blackberry brandy, California port, Kentucky sour mash copper whiskies, and royal London gin – “all strictly pure goods and selling cheap.”

These enterprising gentlemen also had a store on Main Street, where it was “a great convenience to the lower portion of the city.”

This relatively intact frame building with a false front represents a typical style of early Georgetown commercial construction.
 
Erected 2007 by Town of Georgetown and Historic Georgetown, Inc.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 Marker and Building image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
2. Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 Marker and Building
This store is the green building. The marker is mounted on the building.
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. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 39° 42.365′ N, 105° 41.787′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is on Sixth Street just west of Taos Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 503 Sixth Street, Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cushman Block II, 1872/1875 (a few steps from this marker); Cushman Block I, 1872 (a few steps from this marker); Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (a few steps from this marker); McClellan Opera House (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker); Monti and Guanella Building, 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Hotel de Paris, 1875-90 (within shouting distance of this marker); Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
3. National Historic Landmark Marker
1966
National Historic Landmark Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
4. National Historic Landmark Marker
This marker is located at the intersection of Sixth and Rose Streets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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