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1 06, 2023

26. Weiss Building


Del Norte Historical Tour #26. Weiss Building 560 GRAND AVENUE This was the original location for the Loui Weiss Block built in 1875.  By 1913, the current building was built by Adam and August Weiss, and [...]

26. Weiss Building2023-06-01T15:44:46-06:00
1 06, 2023

25. Masonic Temple Block


Del Norte Historical Tour #25. Masonic Temple Block 578-582 GRAND AVENUE By 1890, the present complex was built for the Masonic Temple and the First National Bank of Del Norte.  The Temple was used for various [...]

25. Masonic Temple Block2023-06-01T15:45:04-06:00
1 06, 2023

24. Heitler Building


Del Norte Historical Tour #24. Heitler Building GRAND AVENUE AND COLUMBIA Charles and Ed Heitler ran a general mercantile together until the death of Charles.  Ed then ran the business until the 1890s.  Rudolph Knoblauch ran [...]

24. Heitler Building2023-06-01T15:45:30-06:00
31 05, 2023

23. The Mineral Well


Del Norte Historical Tour #23. The Mineral Well GRAND AVENUE AND COLUMBIA The need for water for firefighting caused the town to hire Sam Hoine to drill water in the center of Grand Avenue.  At a [...]

23. The Mineral Well2023-06-01T15:45:52-06:00
31 05, 2023

22. The Freeman Block


Del Norte Historical Tour #22. The Freeman Block 610 GRAND AVENUE Originally this location was occupied by the Bismark Hall, the Western star Saloon, and the Senate Saloon, with a host of notables in the Del [...]

22. The Freeman Block2023-06-01T15:46:11-06:00
31 05, 2023

21. The Telegraph Office


Del Norte Historical Tour #21. The Telegraph Office 620 GRAND AVENUE By 1880, J. A. Hard opened the Telegraph News Depot in this Building that had been the law office of S. Pingrey.  With the coming [...]

21. The Telegraph Office2023-06-01T15:46:29-06:00
31 05, 2023

20. Kiel Building


Del Norte Historical Tour #20. Kiel Building 630 GRAND AVENUE 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 [...]

20. Kiel Building2023-06-01T15:46:43-06:00
31 05, 2023

19. Schiffer Brothers 1874


Del Norte Historical Tour #19. Schiffer Brothers 1874 634 GRAND AVENUE H. Schiffer and Company was one of the first businesses in Del Norte.  Tragedy struck on July 7, 1877, when fire destroyed the building.  They [...]

19. Schiffer Brothers 18742023-06-01T15:47:03-06:00
31 05, 2023

18. The Windsor Hotel


Del Norte Historical Tour #18. The Windsor Hotel GRAND AVENUE AND COLUMBIA In 1874 a group of businessmen decided that a new and more elegant hotel needed to be built for the growing town of Del [...]

18. The Windsor Hotel2023-06-01T15:47:24-06:00
31 05, 2023

17. The Mark Jones Complex


Del Norte Historical Tour #17. The Mark Jones Complex 575 GRAND AVENUE In the beginning of Del Norte, this half of the block was a blacksmith and wagon making shop with several different owners. The building [...]

17. The Mark Jones Complex2023-06-01T15:47:42-06:00


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