Benge's Shoe Store

Benge's Shoe Store (HM29AE)

Location: Grand Junction, CO 81501 Mesa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 4.047', W 108° 33.838'

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c. 1911

Benge's store is the oldest shoe store in the state, possibly the oldest shoe store west of the Mississippi River. Founded in October of 1911, three generations of the Benge family have operated the business.


Founder Bertrand Benge moved from Winterset, lowa, to Grand Junction in 1910. His son Harry joined him in the company in 1935 as a partner, and later became the owner. Bertrand's grandson Bruce Benge started as partner in 1975 and became the owner in 1977. The business originally started in a small building at 422 Main Street.
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HM NumberHM29AE
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Placed ByColorado Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 710753 N 4327086
Decimal Degrees39.06745000, -108.56396667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.047', W 108° 33.838'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 2.82" N, 108° 33' 50.28" W
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Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 514 Main St, Grand Junction CO 81501, US
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