Located in Historic downtown Longmont, Brown’s has been fitting the community since 1946. Brown’s knowledgeable staff specializes in fitting comfort footwear for the entire family.
History Tour Stop
“This prominent two-story building was erected as the Neeley Block in 1916. It was originally owned by Robert W. Neeley, a clothing merchant. Born in Boulder in 1881, Neeley was married to Alta Beeson in 1904. They lived at 822 6th Avenue in Longmont in the 1910s. Mr. and Mrs. Neeley later returned to Boulder before retiring to California. Mr. Neeley passed away in Salinas, California in August 1957. Hock’s Fabrics was in business at this location circa 1960s. Brown’s Shoe Fit Company, the building’s current retail tenant, has occupied the building for many years.” – Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, History Colorado
The first listing of Brown’s Shoe Fit at its current location is found in the Longmont City Directory in 1949, when it was opened and managed by Paul Holmes. Mr. Holmes managed Brown’s Shoe Fit until his retirement in 1988.
Did You Know?
373 Main Street was home to the Isis Theatre from 1938 to 1940. The Isis Theatre was originally located on the east side of Main Street, in what is now the Old Town Marketplace. Here’s an article detailing its new grand-opening at 373 Main, from the Longmont Ledger Friday October 1, 1937: