We've been scrolling through the app a few times so far this year to show you some pretty rad photos of big changes that have taken place in Grand Junction, Colorado.

While we love seeing new buildings go up and new businesses move in, we love remembering all that went into the many structures that date back to the early days of our town.

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How Old is the Oldest Building in Grand Junction, Colorado?

We're not going to even try to name a single oldest building in town. Instead, we will stand by a group of buildings we will call the 'original six'. Did you know that Grand Junction is home to six buildings that are all at least 120 years old and still standing?

Which Buildings Represent the Oldest in Grand Junction, Colorado?

The six structures that date back to 1890 include the Gear Junction building at 436 Main Street, the old Benges Shoes building at 514 Main Street, the Bistro Italiano building at 400 Main Street, the Main Street Bagels location at 559 Main Street, and the Rockslide building at 409 Main Street, and the St. Regis building at 359 Colorado Avenue.

Scroll on to see some of the oldest buildings and residential homes still standing strong(ish) in Grand Junction today.

See Some of Grand Junction's Oldest Buildings and Houses

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  • Building: Rockslide Restaurant
  • History: This building was home to a bank in 1890. Sampliner’s Mens Store, Rush-Sanford, and Brownson’s have all called this location home. The building was renovated before Rockslide moved in.
  • Address: 409 Main Street in Grand Junction.
  • Construction Completed: 1890
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  • Building: Main Street Bagels
  • History: This location has been home to the Mandel Opera House, the Mesa County Courthouse, L. Cook Sporting Goods, and Capps Furniture.
  • Address: 559 Main Street in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1890
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  • Building: Bistro Italiano
  • History: This building was home to Mesa Drug which first opened in 1918. Reports from local experts say one of the first City Market locations opened behind this building in the 1920s.
  • Address: 400 Main Street in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1890s/ additional construction in 1906.
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  • Building: Benges Shoes
  • History: Benges is the oldest continuously operating business in Grand Junction and one of the oldest in Colorado. Benges Shoes announced its closing in November of 2020.
  • Address: 514 Main Street in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1890
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  • Building: Gear Junction
  • History: Originally home to Bannister’s Furniture.
  • Address: 436 Main Street in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1890
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  • Building: Residence (left)
  • Address: 1015 Hill Ave in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1922
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  • Building: Reed Building
  • Address: 362 Main St in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1908
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  • Building: Electric Building / Edward Jones Building
  • Address: 101 South 3rd St in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1905
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  • Building: Residence
  • Address: 619 Chipeta Ave in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1905
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  • Building: Vorbeck Building
  • Address: 510 Main St in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1890s
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  • Building: First National Bank Building / Dalby Wendland Building
  • Address: 464 Main St in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1910
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  • Building: Lincoln Park Historic Residential District
  • Address: 7th Street Between White and Hill Aves.
  • Construction Completed: 1890s to 1930s.
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  • Building: Residence
  • Address: 625 Chipeta Ave in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1905
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  • Building: The Raso Building
  • Address: 461 Main St in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1904
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  • Building: The Hotel Melrose
  • Address: 337 Colorado Ave in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1908
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  • Building: The Fair Building
  • Address: 501 Main St in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1904
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  • Building: Stranges Grocery
  • Address: 232 Pitkin Ave in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1909
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  • Building: Whitman School
  • Address: 248 South 4th St
  • Construction Completed: 1925
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  • Building: B.P.O.E. Home
  • Address: 249 South 4th St in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1913
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  • Building: The Emerson School
  • Address: 930 Ute Ave in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1903
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  • Building: Old St. Mary's Hospital
  • Address: 1129 Colorado Ave in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1896
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  • Building: The CD Smith Building/ Museum of the West
  • Address: 233 South 5th St/462 Ute Ave in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1935
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  • Building: The Avalon Theatre
  • Address: 645 Main St in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1922
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  • Building: The Richard Warren Motor Company
  • Address: 749 Main St in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1927
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  • Building: Residence
  • Address: 1685 Clymer Way in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1819
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  • Building: Seventh-Day Adventist Church
  • Address: 800 Colorado Ave in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1906
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  • Building: Miller Residence
  • Address: 3090 N 12th St in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1889
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  • Building: The Schiesswohl Building
  • Address: 131 S 6th St / 560 Colorado Ave in Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1908
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  • Building: U.S. Post Office / Wayne N Aspinall Federal Building/ Courthouse
  • Address: 400 Rood Ave. Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1918
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  • Building: The Hotel St. Regis
  • Address: 359 Colorado Ave. Grand Junction
  • Construction Completed: 1904
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  • Building: The Handy Chapel
  • Address: 202 White Ave Grand Junction, Colorado
  • Construction Completed: 1892
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  • Building: The Driggs Mansion
  • Address: 24505 State Highway 141 Gateway, Colorado
  • Construction Completed: 1918
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  • Building: Kettle Jens House
  • Address: 498 32nd Road in Clifton
  • Construction Completed: 1905
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  • Building: The Clifton Community Center and Church
  • Address: F Road & 1st Street in 353 2nd Street, Clifton
  • Construction Completed: 1920

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