Stock Center

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Stock Center
Stock Center is located in Wyoming
Stock Center
Stock Center is located in the US
Stock Center
Location 836 Sheridan Ave., Cody, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°31′31″N 109°4′11″W / 44.52528°N 109.06972°W / 44.52528; -109.06972Coordinates: 44°31′31″N 109°4′11″W / 44.52528°N 109.06972°W / 44.52528; -109.06972
Built 1927
NRHP Reference # 76001960
Added to NRHP January 01, 1976[1]

The Stock Center in Cody, Wyoming was built in 1927 as the original home of the Buffalo Bill Museum, serving in that purpose until the museum was relocated to a new complex across the street. The log structure is intended to suggest a stockman's log cabin, rendered on a large scale.

The irregularly shaped one-story building was arranged with a small lobby leading to exhibit rooms intended to represent a living room, trophy room-library, dining room, kitchen and bedrooms in a rancher's house. These rooms housed the Buffalo Bill Museum's collections. The museum was built as a community project, using Buffalo Bill Cody's T E Ranch Headquarters as the basis for the design.[2]

After museum's move, the former museum was purchased by Paul Stock, a Cody-area oilman, rancher, and three-term mayor of Cody, who then passed the property on to the town of Cody for community use.[2] The Stock Center was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

See also[edit]

  • The Scout (Buffalo Bill Statue), located in the center of Sheridan Avenue between the Stock Center and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center
  • Paul Stock House, Stock's residence in Cody, also listed on the National Register of Historic Places


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Frost, Ned (January 29, 1974). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Stock Center" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-07-25. 

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