Filed Under Virginia City

Strasburger's Colorado Store (Jewelry Store)

Virginia City National Historic Landmark District

Inspired by the Renaissance Revival style, the impressive façade of this 1863 building reveals a storefront design very innovative for the 1860s. By the 1880s this “reverse bay style” door and window arrangement became a standard storefront treatment. The façade remains unchanged today except for the replacement of the center door circa 1890. The building houses two shops; Isador Strasburger operated a men’s clothing shop in the larger section until the mid 1870s. After 1878, the building served as a residence for many years. The Boveys recreated a jewelry store, similar to J. B. LaBeau’s two doors up, and added the porch in 1949.


Strasburger's Colorado Store, Virginia City
Strasburger's Colorado Store, Virginia City View looking north at building facade Source: Courtesy of Montana Heritage Commission Creator: Kate Steeley, Montana Heritage Commission Date: Oct 2019


318 West Wallace Street, Virginia City, Montana | Private


The Montana National Register Sign Program, “Strasburger's Colorado Store (Jewelry Store),” Historic Montana, accessed June 18, 2024,