“Located in downtown Longmont’s “Creative District”, we are the Old Town Marketplace; a collection of small, local, Mom-n-Pop retail boutiques and personal services that cater to Downtown Longmont and the surrounding communities.”

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History Tour Stop

“This building was constructed in 1924 by Frank C. Wiggins, a Longmont contractor.  A J. M. McDonald department store was located in the building from circa 1949 to the late-1960s. James M. McDonald, the company’s founder, was a native of Hamilton, Missouri where he had been a neighbor of J. C. Penney. McDonald joined Penney in the retail business as early as 1905, rising up through the ranks to eventually become vice-president, in charge of acquisitions. McDonald retired from the J. C. Penney Company in 1929 before starting his own department store chain in the 1930s. A circa early 1960s Boulder County Assessor photo depicts this building’s façade much as it appears today, except that there was a flat awning with the words “J. M. McDonald Co.” spelled out on top of the awning. Longmont building permit records indicate the building was remodeled in 1957, likely the façade, and in 1978, likely the interior. More recent retail tenants include Unique Travel, Ares Thrift Shop, and the Old Town Marketplace.” – Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation, History Colorado

Did You Know?

332 Main Street was home to barbershops and restaurants before the current building, and the building you visit now was originally home to to the Fox Longmont Theatre, housing the Theatre office and the “Longmont Apartments” later called the “Theatre Apartments.”

After 1967 the building housed Fashion Furniture & Appliance Company, Bovee’s Furniture Gallery, Bachman Music Center, Reeve Music Inc, and in the early 80s was home to the Fabric House Inc.


Advertisement for Bachman Music Center, City Directory 1976