Historic Architecture Downtown Richmond:
A Walking Tour

BSN Sports Building
     Kessler's Sport Shop
     Romey's Furniture
     Hoover Bond Furniture Stores
930 East Main Street

Chicago Style (1913)

William H. Romey created one of the largest structures in Richmond when he built the five story, white terra cotta building to house his furniture store. The son of Swiss immigrants who established a successful furniture factory and store in Bluffton, Ohio, William came to Richmond in 1905 and opened his own furniture business. Eventually he expanded his store into the Hoover Bond Furniture Store, "the store built to be fireproof with all steel construction," at the corner of 930 East Main Street. Today, BSN Sports occupies both buildings.

Photo: Kessler's Sport Shop, 930 East Main Street, Richmond, Indiana

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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?

Oliver P. Morton, who served as the 14th Governor of Indiana during the American Civil War, was a Wayne County native. His family home still stands along the National Road on the west side of Centerville.