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Samplinerís Dry Goods

c. 1890

 
 
Samplinerís Dry Goods Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
1. Samplinerís Dry Goods Marker
Inscription.  In the 1890s, Joseph and Albert Sampliner started a small business selling men's fine clothing from a pushcart. The Sampliner cousins purchased their goods from bankrupt dry good stores in the Red Mountain mining district.

The Sampliners opened Grand Junction's first fine men's clothing store at this location in 1895. The store expanded and became Rush-Sanford Clothing and finally Brownson's Clothing Store. The owners of the Rockslide Brewery were careful to maintain the historical integrity of the building when they opened their new restaurant and brewery in 1994.
 
Erected by Colorado Historical Society. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Location. 39° 4.034′ N, 108° 33.966′ W. Marker is in Grand Junction, Colorado, in Mesa County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Main Street, Grand Junction CO 81501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mesa Drug/City Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Bannister Furniture
Former Samplinerís Dry Goods store, now the The Rockslide Brewery and Restaurant. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, July 7, 2018
2. Former Samplinerís Dry Goods store, now the The Rockslide Brewery and Restaurant.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Junction News Established (about 300 feet away); St. Regis Hotel (about 400 feet away); The Fair Building (about 500 feet away); Grand Junction Elks Lodge #575 (about 600 feet away); Whitman School (about 600 feet away); Bengeís Shoe Store (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Junction.
 
Regarding Samplinerís Dry Goods. Portions of the existing building probably date to an original 1890s brick bank. The clothing lines offered were expanded by a second company, Rush-Sanford, and again later by Brownsonís. Instead of tearing the old building down, the owners of the present day Rockslide Brewpub & Restaurant went through a full-scale rehabilitation in 1994.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 12, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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