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Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Strasburger’s Colorado Store

(Jewelry Store)

 
 
Strasburger’s Colorado Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
1. Strasburger’s Colorado Store Marker
Inscription.  
This property contributes to the
Virginia City
Historic District

Listed in
the

National Register
of Historic Places

by the
United States Department of the Interior

In cooperation with the Montana Historical Society

Inspired by the Renaissance Revival style, the impressive facade of this 1863 building reveals a storefront design very innovative for the 1860s. By the 1880s this “reverse by style” door and window arrangement became a standard storefront treatment. The facade remains unchanged today except for the replacement of the center door, circa 1890. The building housed two shops; Isador Strasburger operated a men’s clothing shop in the larger section until the mid-1870s. After 1878 the building served as a residence for many years. The Boveys recreated a jewelry store, similar to J.B. LaBeau’s two doors up, and added the porch in 1949.
 
Erected by Montana Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce
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. In addition, it is included in the Montana National Register Sign Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1863.
 
Location. 45° 17.599′ N, 111° 56.853′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on Wallace Street. This maker is located on the north side of Wallace Street between Main and Jackson Streets. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Virginia City MT 59755, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. G. Goldberg Store (here, next to this marker); Kramer Building (a few steps from this marker); J.B. LaBeau, Jeweler (a few steps from this marker); Site of First Masonic Meetings (a few steps from this marker); Kiskadden’s Stone Block (a few steps from this marker); Grub Stake (within shouting distance of this marker); S. R. Buford & Company (within shouting distance of this marker); S.L. Simpson Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
 
Strasburger’s Colorado Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
2. Strasburger’s Colorado Store
Strasburger’s Colorado Store, on left in the shade. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Barry Swackhamer, August 6, 2009
3. Strasburger’s Colorado Store, on left in the shade.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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