Project 40 & Figuring it Out – Day 16 – Hammert Building
Day 16: the Hammert Building (our new sign!)
~honoring those who have come before us~
Michael and I thought long and hard about what to name the building. We tried to imagine how to include Mr. Sam in the name, and then when my mom was in the hospital we thought we'd use Marie's name.
We were torn and had read up on the history of our building thanks to Ben with the Eudora Area Historical Society, and finally decided this building was bigger than our history. We wanted this building to be part of the Eudora community and hope any owners after us will feel the same way and want to stay connected with Eudora's rich history.
Supposedly it was built before 1873 and was first opened as a saloon. Bernhard Hammert started selling things like tobacco & stationary around 1897. It has been passed down through many hands and we feel honored to be caring for it now.