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Jen’s Books (Formerly Converse County Bank)

By Douglas Historic Preservation Board . The building that contains Jen’s book is a single-story brick building formerly served as the Converse County Bank for several decades in the twentieth century. It is significant for its role in the commercial development of Douglas in the twentieth century, as a noteworthy example of bank architecture. The Converse County Assessor’s property record…

Blake/Delfelder House – Riverton, Wyoming

By Judy Pedersen Riverton locals have called this the “Delfelder House” for years, but in reality, it was originally the Blake house. John Wesley Blake probably arrived in Riverton in 1906 although a newspaper article in the Riverton Republican dated October 12, 1907, stated that J.W. Blake and family had arrived in Riverton and would soon be moving into their…

518 Broadway, Thermopolis, Wyoming

In 2017, the Alliance for Historic Wyoming gave a Historic Architecture Assistance Fund grant to the Thermopolis-Hot Springs County Economic Development Company (EDC) to survey a building located at 518 Broadway, Thermopolis, WY. Read more about the project here.

The Durlacher

When driving down 2nd street of downtown Laramie, it’s hard not to notice a big iron storefront on one of the buildings that reads “Simon Durlacher.” The building on 203 S 2nd street has been around since 1872 when it was built by Simon Durlacher, making it one of the oldest buildings on the block.