Weiss Jewelers - 827 10TH ST

 Print Listing Historical Name - Adams Bakery/Bake Rite Bakery
Style - No Style
Built Year - 1915
State ID - 5WL4168

Description - One-story, rectangular commercial building divided into two storefronts. Flat roof with metal coping. Upper wall clad with smooth stucco; name of business in this area above west storefront. Arched awning shelters west storefront, which has center entrance with metal frame glazed door and transom. Large metal frame plate glass display windows flanking entrance. Storefront to east has center inset entrance with door with large rectangular light and transom. Fabric awning above entrance. Metal frame plate glass display windows; windows are angled in toward entrance. Black panels below windows. Rear wall of building is brick and is inset for east component, with center door surmounted by divided transom and large multi-light window. West component rear wall has wall pier with multi-light double-hung sash windows on either side.

Historical Background - A building permit for a one-story brick building to be used as a bakery and candy factory was issued to Washburn and Harris in 1915. The 1930 city directory lists Adams Bakery (825) and an unidentified shop (827) at this address. Adams Bakery was still operating in 825 in 1935 and had been replaced by Bake Rite Bakery in 1944. Bake Rite continued in business at 825 10th Street through at least 1970. The shop in 827 was not specifically identified in city directories through 1950, but a 1929 photograph in Dugan’s Greeley and Weld County shows the building with a sign reading “MacMarr Stores,” a grocery. In 1960, Edwards Modern Living, Inc. was occupying 827, while in 1970 the Singer Company was housed in the space. Weiss Jewelers, established by Fred Weiss in 1915 and previously housed in the building next door to the east, is currently operating in this building.