Del Norte Historical Tour

#20. Kiel Building


In 1881, Henry Kiel purchased the lot and built the present building using locally quarried volcanic stone.  The building was a saloon, tenpin bowling alley, and a mineral bathhouse until 1925 when the Rio Grande State Bank was located here until the Great Depression.  The Del Norte Exchange was located here as a joint venture by the town government and local businesses to provide services for check cashing

Several businesses, including Heller and then Sherman Grocery, C & E Carpet, Joe Clarke’s legal office, Kate Anderson Veterinarian Office, and then Weiscamp Real Estate have been located here.