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St. Elmo Mercantile Company, North side of East Main Street, Saint Elmo (historical), Chaffee County, CO



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St Elmo Mercantile Company, Viewing Northeast

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Interior View Of St

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Interior View Of St

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Interior View Of St


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Location
North side of East Main Street, Saint Elmo (historical), CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CO-141
Building/structure dates: 1892 initial construction
Significance: One of the two major general stores that served St. Elmo during its final boom from c. 1908 to 1917. Architecturally shows the retention of overall design and details of earlier decades. The bracketed cornice recalls the Italianate commercial buildings of 1870's mining camps. Few other "false-fronted" buildings in St. Elmo were give such ornamental brackets.

Subjects
Commerce
Commercial Facilities
Wooden Buildings


Related Names
Weston, John
Viles Investment Company
St. Elmo Mercantile Company
Hurley, Patrick
Thallheimer, Arnold, Photographer
Glass, James A., Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. ST. ELMO MERCANTILE COMPANY, VIEWING NORTHWEST
2. ST ELMO MERCANTILE COMPANY, VIEWING NORTHEAST
3. INTERIOR VIEW OF ST. ELMO MERCANTILE COMPANY, VIEWING FROM DOOR
4. INTERIOR VIEW OF ST. ELMO MERCANTILE COMPANY, UPSTAIRS LIVING QUARTERS
5. INTERIOR VIEW OF ST. ELMO MERCANTILE COMPANY, UPSTAIRS LIVING QUARTERS


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