Bannister Furniture

Bannister Furniture (HM29AP)

Location: Grand Junction, CO 81501 Mesa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 4.047', W 108° 33.912'

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c. 1890

William H. Bannister came from Molina, Colorado in the 1890s and in 1897,
bought an established furniture store and funeral parlor from M.O. Whitehead. At
the time, many furniture stores sold caskets and had an undertaker on staff.

W.H. Bannister's two sons, Earl and Olney (Ollie), and a daughter, Pearl Silcox,
and and her husband, James, joined the business and the store became
Bannister Brothers and Silcox. The store, minus the undertaking business,
became Bannister Furniture and after 102 years, closed in 1999.

Ollie Bannister became a Colorado state senator and helped pass legislature that
changed the name of the Grand River to the Colorado River and helped establish
Grand Junction State College in 1925.
HM NumberHM29AP
Placed ByColorado Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, July 12th, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 710646 N 4327083
Decimal Degrees39.06745000, -108.56520000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 4.047', W 108° 33.912'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 4' 2.82" N, 108° 33' 54.72" W
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Area Code(s)970
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 436 Main St, Grand Junction CO 81501, US
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