Built in 1891 to house Tontz and Hirschi hardware store. The partners
were John Tontz and his nephew Emil Hirschi. The Tontz and Hirschi
families came to America in the late 1840's and settled around St. Louis,
Missouri. Emil operated the store in Guthrie where they sold wagons,
plows, farm implements, stoves and other hardware items. The second
floor housed the YMCA and St. John's Lutheran church held German
language services there. Emil also operated a tin shop from the building
constructing cornices.

The two-story brick building has two entrances on the first floor, each
flanked by large display windows. Seven window openings span the
second floor and the windows above each entrance are adorned with
arches. Above each arched window is the date 1891 and decorative
metal panels sit above five rectangular windows. The roofline is a
painted metal cornice.

In the more recent past the building has been a restaurant and a

popular gathering place favored by Guthrie residents as well as tourists
from around the state, the United States and around the world.
The Tontz and Hirschi Building
111 - 113 W. Harrison
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