Gruwell and Crew General Store

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Gruwell and Crew General Store
West-branch gruwell-crew.jpg
Gruwell and Crew General Store (Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance)
Gruwell and Crew General Store is located in Iowa
Gruwell and Crew General Store
Location 109 W. Main St., West Branch, Iowa
Coordinates 41°40′5″N 91°20′49″W / 41.66806°N 91.34694°W / 41.66806; -91.34694Coordinates: 41°40′5″N 91°20′49″W / 41.66806°N 91.34694°W / 41.66806; -91.34694
Built 1894
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 82002610 [1]
Added to NRHP September 09, 1982

The Gruwell and Crew General Store is one of the oldest buildings in West Branch. Mayor S.C. Gruwell and J.C. Crew built the structure in 1894, it operated as a music store, harness shop, shoe repair shop, and as a variety store. In 1964 the West Branch Heritage Foundation converted it to a museum. The building has its original false-front facade and wooden ceiling, floor and walls.[2] It is part of the West Branch Commercial Historic District.

Preservation Iowa has listed the Gruwell and Crew General Store on its most endangered list, citing it deteriorating condition, and lack of support.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Gruwell and Crew General Store". Preservation Iowa. Retrieved 2011-08-23.