Tour Locations
Blaine Hotel
Olde Main Street Inn
Pace Theater
Chadron State Bank
First National Bank of Chadron
Nelson Opera House
Old Municipal Building
Post Office
402 Main Street
418 Main Street
442 Main Street
County Courthouse
Public Library
511 Main Street
525 Main Street
540 Main Street
828 Main Street
Mari Sandoz Heritage Center
455 Chadron Avenue
423 Chadron Avenue
427 Chadron Avenue
411 Chadron Avenue
300 Block Chadron Avenue
4th and Mears
Chadron Record
V.F.W. (Citizens State Bank)
M.E. Smith & Company
Lowenthal Building


Tour Map



19. The Coffee Block - 455 Chadron        avenue
At the south end of the block is the house that Elizabeth Coffee moved into in 1900. She lived there with her four children: Harry, Guy (Chick), Edna, and Rex. Mrs. Coffee died in 1938 and her son Rex and his wife Ermine moved into the house.

The home is still occupied by members of the Coffee family. Built as a one-story house originally, the subsequent additions render this house a dominating structure on this historic residential block. The unusual large double-storied porch sprawls asymmetrically northward from the pedimented two-storied colonial portion. Its corners are marked by narrow pilasters and capitals that intersect with a cornice that is at once the horizontal base of the pediment.

20. The Coffee Block - 423 Chadron        Avenue
C.F. Coffee, Jr., lived in this house at 423 Chadron Avenue. The predominance of the variously pitched gables, its upper story nestled into the angles of the roof, together with its squatty and horizontal appearance makes this Victorian house stand in contrast to the massiveness of its neighbor to the south.