Historic Architecture Downtown Richmond:
A Walking Tour

ACE Hardware
     S.S. Kresge Store
801 East Main Street

Art Deco Style (circa 1935)

This colorful glazed-brick building was constructed for the S.S. Kresge Company. Art Deco style used stepped, flat decorative elements of colored tiles and trim, creating strong surface designs. The high gloss tiles convey a feeling of artful durability. This building replaced the 1887 Richardsonian Romanesque style Kelly-Hutchinson Building. Among its tenants were the Union National Bank and John A. Hasecoster, the architect of the building.

Photo: Art Deco Bullding at 801 East Main Street, Richmond, Indiana

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  5. The Tin Lizzie Cafe
  6. John's Custom Framing
  7. Opti-Vision 2000
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  9. Sanders Jewelers, Inc.
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  4. Cradle and All
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  6. BSN Sports
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Acknowledgments & Notices

Note: This is the web-based incarnation of a brochure originally published in 2010. While the history is still very valuable, other information may no longer be accurate. Information updated by WayNet will be listed in this orange color.

Original brochure produced by Center City Development Corporation.

Brochure Committee:

  • Lynn L. Johnstone
  • Greg Bottorff
  • Julie Dishman
Special thanks to:
  • Morrisson-Reeves Library Staff:
    • Sue King, Archivist
    • Doris Ashbrook, Reference Services
  • Wayne County Historical Museum:
    • Jim Harlan Director

This project was made possible by a grant from the Richmond Urban Enterprise Association.

**COPYRIGHT NOTICE** for Walking Tour Information: Published in March 2010 In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this article is distributed under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for non-profit research and educational or criticism purposes only.

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As of the 2010 U.S. Census, Wayne County had 68,917 citizens.