National Register of Historic Places

Hugus (Shively) Hardware


Date Added to Register

Thursday, April 05, 1984

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Shively Hardware is a business anchor for the downtown commercial area and a dominant structure along Bridge Street in Saratoga, Wyoming. Shively Hardware actually consists of two buildings constructed in different years. The original one-story mercantile/hardware was built in 1888 while the two-story portion was constructed in 1889. The building is significant because of its historical association with the development of the community of Saratoga and the subsequent settlement of Carbon County. It embodies distinctive characteristics that represent typical commercial architecture for a small Wyoming town in the late nineteenth century. Pioneer merchant and developer William B. Hugus constructed this building that housed a mercantile, saloon, and bank on the west side of the Platte River. Edward Shively acquired the property in 1925 and it grew as a family business to fit the needs of the community.

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