Metropolitan Meat Market

Metropolitan Meat Market (HMXDV)

Location: Virginia City, MT 59755 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 45° 17.609', W 111° 56.774'

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George Gohn was one of the first to arrive at Alder Gulch in 1863 where he and Conrad Kohrs set up a meat market in a log cabin. Alkali dust sifted through the chinks and covered the meat prompting Gohn to experiment with various other locations until he settled on this site in 1880. When fire destroyed much of the block in 1888, only Gohn rebuilt. The present building, completed that year, long stood solitary on this section of Wallace Street. Decorated pilasters, brackets and imitation quarried stone highlight the cast iron storefront manufactured by George Mesker of Evansville, Indiana. Recent interior renovations included restoration of the tin ceiling. In the process, owners discovered a hidden treasure behind a plastered drywall: Gohn's elaborate oak meat cooler with beveled mirrors intact. This unusual example of 1880s state-of-the-art equipment stands sixteen feet high. Gohn advertised that his cooler was always well stocked with beef, veal, pork, game fowl and mutton and that his peddling wagons were "run regularly up and down the gulch."This property contributes to the Virginia City Historic District · Listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior · In cooperation with the Montana Historical Society
Placed ByMontana Historical Society
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 425804 N 5015988
Decimal Degrees45.29348333, -111.94623333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 45° 17.609', W 111° 56.774'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds45° 17' 36.54" N, 111° 56' 46.44" W
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Area Code(s)406
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 207 Wallace St, Virginia City MT 59755, US
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