Virginia City in Madison County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
Strasburger’s Colorado Store
of Historic Places
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.
Location. 45° 17.599′ N, 111° 56.853′ W. Marker is in Virginia City, Montana, in Madison County. Marker is on Wallace Street. Touch for map. This maker is located on the north side of
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); S.L. Simpson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Buford Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Prasch Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia City.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce •
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