Kamp Store

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Kamp Store
Kamp Store.jpg
Front and southern side
Kamp Store is located in Illinois
Kamp Store
Kamp Store is located in the US
Kamp Store
Location Northeastern corner of the junction of Oak and Broadway, Kampsville, Illinois
Coordinates 39°17′54″N 90°36′37″W / 39.29833°N 90.61028°W / 39.29833; -90.61028Coordinates: 39°17′54″N 90°36′37″W / 39.29833°N 90.61028°W / 39.29833; -90.61028
Area less than one acre
Built 1902 (1902)
Architectural style Early Commercial
NRHP Reference # 94000027[1]
Added to NRHP February 4, 1994

The Kamp Store is a historic general store building located at the northeast corner of Oak and Broadway in Kampsville, Illinois, United States. Joseph Kamp, the son of the founder of Kampsville, opened the store in 1902. The two-story wood frame building features a false front with decorative metalwork. The store provided Kampsville residents with a wide variety of goods, ranging from small household items to automobiles and heavy farming equipment. St. Louis-based suppliers shipped the store its goods via Mississippi River barges. Kamp operated the store until his death in 1952; the store served as a grocery store until the 1970s and later became a carpet store. The Center for American Archeology purchased the building in 1991 and now uses it as its Visitor's Center and Museum.[2][3]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places on February 4, 1994.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Sutton, Cynthia (October 8, 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Kamp Store" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved November 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Museum Visitor Information". Center for American Archeology. Retrieved November 15, 2013.