Crossan’s M & A Market
“Where you can get All Kinds of Fresh Meats, Fruits, Vegetables and the Best of Everything in groceries. We do all kinds of work in our Tin Shop. Make our Store your Home”
– Advertisement in the Yampa Leader 1906 Edition
The Crossan’s M&A Project received the 2020 Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation. Check it out!
The project also received an award from Colorado Preservation Inc. in 2017 to recognize the progress that had been made to-date.
Project Overview and Vision – PROJECT COMPLETE!
Crossan’s M & A Market is located in the heart of Yampa, CO on the corner of 1st and Main Street. Built in 1903, the market served Yampa as a general store for 61 years, until the business was closed in 1964 and the building slowly deteriorated. In 2006 the Town of Yampa purchased Crossan’s. The Friends of Crossan’s M & A Market committee formed in 2011, for the purpose of saving the iconic building. Historic Routt County joined the effort in 2013 by serving as Friends of Crossan’s fiscal agent, grant writer, and project manager. The success of this project was rooted in all project partners’ deep commitment to the building and to each other and a willingness to among all to persevere and see the rehabilitation through to completion.
Now that the project is complete, the fully rehabilitated Crossan’s Market accommodates a number of community-wide uses: Yampa Town Hall is located on the second floor and is accessible with a lift. The main floor is primarily a visitor’s center with exhibits open to the public coordinated by the Yampa-Egeria Historical Society. In addition to curated exhibits, there will soon be a research and genealogy center for those interested in exploring personal connections to the region’s storied past. Multiple local economic development initiatives also have a presence on the first floor including the Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Program, Flattops Scenic Byway, and the South Routt Economic Development Center. The rehabilitation of the market will provide a meaningful educational experience for the students in the South Routt School District; many of the students have grandparents who have personal history with the market, and plans are underway to create a curriculum that utilizes those personal memories.
Follow the links to explore the history of the building, photos, project supporters, and more!