Historic Architecture Downtown Richmond:
A Walking Tour

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     Karate Shop, Nolands Nook,
     Julian's, The Boston Store,
     Hasemeier-Sickmann Building
819, 821 East Main Street

Italianate (1876)

This structure was built by H.C. Hasemeier Co., a clothing and dry goods manufacturer. From 1888 until 1933, it was The Boston Store, carrying fine goods from the east coast. In 1933, the building was purchased by the Vigran family as Julian's, a women's clothing store. The second floor façade was covered with fiberglass panels during the 1960s in an effort to give a more "modern" appearance. In 1990, Center City Development assisted the owner in removing the fiberglass panels to reveal the historic façade visible today.

Photo: Hasemeier-Sickmann Building, 819, 821 East Main Street, Richmond, Indiana

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  8. Odd Fellows, I.O.O.F. Building
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  2. ACE Hardware
  3. Knollenberg's Art Gallery
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  5. The Tin Lizzie Cafe
  6. John's Custom Framing
  7. Omni Home Care
  8. Richmond Art Works
  9. Sanders Jewelers, Inc.
  1. Leland Legacy
  2. Readmore Books
  3. Hoppe Jewelers
  4. Cradle and All
  5. Richmond Civic Theatre (RCT)
  6. Kessler's Sport Shop
  7. Interior Translations
  8. IN Football Hall of Fame
  9. Lingle Real Estate, Inc.
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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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Did You Know?

John Finley, Richmond, Indiana mayor from 1852 until his death in 1866, wrote the poem "The Hoosier's Nest", which is often cited as the first written reference to the word "Hoosier".