Hailey in Blaine County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Bullion Block Site/Werthheimer Building
101 S. Main St.
Leopold Werthheimer, a German born clothing merchant, came to Hailey in 1884 with a stock of goods and opened a men's clothing and furnishings store in the Bullion Block. His business was successful, and in 1887 he was able to buy the building that housed his store. On July 2, 1889, a year and a day before Idaho was admitted to statehood, a disastrous fire destroyed virtually the entire business district of Hailey, including the Werthheimer's Bullion Block. The fire started under suspicious circumstances in a room above the Nevada Chop House located on Main Street. The rebuilding of the town began almost immediately. Werthheimer joined with local merchant J.C. Fox and the First National Bank to construct a block of four attached commercial buildings. Werthheimer located on the former
Erected by Hailey Historic Preservation Commission.
Location. 43° 31.165′ N, 114° 18.926′ W. Marker is in Hailey, Idaho, in Blaine County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and Bullion Street, on the left when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 South Main Street, Hailey ID 83333, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. J.J. Tracy Building (within shouting distance of this marker); J.C. Fox Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Rialto Hotel (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.H. Watt Building (about 400 feet away); Wood River Mines (approx. 3½ miles away); Ketchum (approx. 11½ miles away); The Lewis Ore Wagons (approx. 11.6 miles away); The Congregational Church (approx. 11.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hailey.
Categories. • Disasters • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
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