Frank’s Seed and Hatchery - 709 10TH ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Gillespie Furniture Store
Style - No Style
Built Year - 1925
State ID - 5WL4160

Description - Two-story red brick rectangular commercial building with flat roof with brick coping. Façade has brick panel near top of wall that has name of business, Frank’s Seed and Hatchery, painted in panel. Beneath this on upper story are groups of three two-part short windows flanking a center vent and a hanging sign. Front wall beneath signband is clad with board and batten siding. Hipped roof shingled hood above first story storefront. Center entrance with metal clad door with large rectangular light. Large two-part plate glass display windows flank entrance. First story is slightly inset under upper story. East wall of building has painted sign advertising Frank’s Seed & Hatchery, series of small windows, and two patched areas. Rear has one-story addition of variegated brick. Rear wall has center metal clad door with four lights and large paneled and glazed garage door. Metal frame casement window toward east end of rear wall, and small covered up opening above pedestrian door. Public parking lot behind building.

Historical Background - The Weld County Assessor provides a 1925 date of construction for this building. The address first appears in the city directory in 1928, when the Gillespie Furniture Store (operated by C.E. Gillespie) appears. By 1930, the business was known as Gillespie’s Second Hand Store. By 1935 the Rocky Mountain Hatchery was operating at this location. Frank’s Seed and Hatchery, with Frank Seelinger as proprietor, was located here by 1944. Mr. Seelinger had founded the business in 1932. The firm continued to operate here through at least 1970, and the building still bears its name.