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Toy Store

Toy Store

A small building that would eventually become the toy store of Virginia City was built in 1863 or early 1864 by Robinson, Ford and Clark. J. B. LaBeau bought this building for $500 in 1865 and began a jewelry business inside. He continued his jewelry business until 1870 when Dr. Ira C. Smith, a pioneer physician, purchased the building and had his office on this location until 1885.

Toy Store

The building was later known as the Anaconda Hotel Annex (the Anaconda Hotel is now the Fairweather Inn), and it continued to be used as rental property until purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Bovey in 1948.

Special acknowledgements to: John D. Ellingsen, John N. DeHaas, Tony Dalich, Ken Sievert Tom Cook and Ellen Baumler of the Historical Society

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