The Fair Building

The Fair Building (HM29AM)

Location: Grand Junction, CO 81501 Mesa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 4.035', W 108° 33.854'

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c. 1904

—City Historic Register —

William J. Moyer was one of Mesa County's leading businessmen and philanthropists. He arrived in Grand Junction in 1890 and opened the original Fair Store across the street in a room measuring 12 ft. x 20 ft. with $700 in stock. In 1904, Moyer opened this impressive brick building. The Fair Building had the first elevator in the city and was known for its quality merchandise and service.
Mr. Moyer helped fund local charities, the Y.M.C.A., and important road projects. He donated the Moyer Natatorium to the city in 1922 with the stipulation of one free day each week for needy children to swim. The store became bankrupt in 1934, during the Great Depression, and for the next fifty years housed the Montgomery Ward store.
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HM NumberHM29AM
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Placed ByColorado Historical Society
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Date Added Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 7:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 710730 N 4327063
Decimal Degrees39.06725000, -108.56423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.035', W 108° 33.854'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 2.1" N, 108° 33' 51.24" W
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Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 507 Main St, Grand Junction CO 81501, US
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