Business in Historic Wallace Idaho

How is this possible? Click to find out! There are a lot of interesting businesses in this town of 784 intrepid souls living at the Center of the Universe, colocated with the Silver Capital of the World. This page attempts to list them all by category with links to their websites and e-mail addresses when appropriate. Click on the color bars to return to this page position.

The 2008 town map is presented in separate windows as a 1008 pixel, 96 dpi JPG image, a 10.5 inch, 300 dpi JPG print, and as the original PDF file. An interactive map of downtown Wallace, as it was in the spring of 2001, may also be opened in a separate window. Wallace businesses that have opened, closed, moved across town or changed ownership since then are itemized below this archival map. Changes in the business scene since then are discussed in the essay "Opportunity of a Lifetime," last updated in April 2007. Since we have had a national recession since then, an update is obviously on my to-do list.


 
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Tourist Attractions

Sierra Silver Mine Tour
420 Fifth Street
Wallace, ID 83873
(208) 752-5151
silverminetour.org
office location on map mine location on aerial photo
This is the only tour of its kind in the Northwest. It offers a rare and exciting opportunity to personally experience the underground world of mining in the richest silver district on earth. The tour begins by boarding a sixteen passenger trolley. On the short trip to and from the mine portal, a narrated tour is given of Historic Wallace. Hard hats are issued at the portal and an experienced miner is your guide as you walk through the main drift of the mine. Displays and exhibits are explained so people of all ages may safely observe equipment in operation and see modern and historical techniques used to mine silver, lead and zinc.
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Wallace District Mining Museum
509 Bank Street
Wallace, ID 83873
location on map location on aerial photo
(208) 556-1592

The Silver Valley is the richest primary silver producing mining region in the world. As the center of the mining district and a hub of commerce, Wallace earned the title of the Silver Capital of the World. In just one hundred twenty-five years, over 1.2 BILLION Troy ounces of silver have been produced from mines in this valley, along with 8.4 million tons of lead and 3.3 million tons of zinc. More than five hundred thousand Troy ounces of gold and over two hundred thousand tons of copper have been produced from these mines as well. At the beginning of 2010, about 700 people work in Silver Valley mines, where another billion ounces of silver waits to be extracted from thousands of feet below the surface.

The museum captures the impact of mining history with artifacts and exhibits depicting the hardships, toils and home life of the period. An exhibit of photographs and commissioned paintings helps bring the reality of those early days to light. An eighteen minute video about the gold and silver rushes of the 1880's, the mining wars of the 1890's, the Great 1910 Fire and everything else that has happened since then, is shown by request in a thirty seat theater.

Greg Marsh, wallace-id.com weblord, enlightened and entertained weekend visitors to the Wallace District Mining Museum for eleven years
 
new item     Mining Companies associated with the Silver Valley Greg Marsh, wallace-id.com author, enlightened and entertained weekend visitors to the Wallace District Mining Museum for eleven years

Northern Pacific Depot Railroad Museum
219 Sixth Street
Wallace, ID 83873
location on map location on aerial photo
(208) 752-0111

The elegant chateau styled depot, which houses the two story museum, was built at the turn of the century with unique brick transported from China and concrete panels made from mine tailings. Railroads have been an integral part of the mining district since 1887. In 1976, while still in business as a railroad station, the depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. A decade later, after the station closed, it was moved 200 feet to make way for the completion of Interstate 90. The celebrated move, rehabilitation and conversion to a museum cost nearly two-thirds of a million dollars.

Each year in early May, the town celebrates Depot Day in conjunction with a Classic Car Show that draws entrants from the entire Inland Northwest.

weddings in the railroad depot      Have your unique wedding in the historic Railroad Depot or on the lawn outside! See www.npdepot.org/your-wedding-in-the-np-depot.php for more information and planning links.

Oasis Bordello Museum
605 Cedar Street
Wallace, ID 83873
location on map location on aerial photo
(208) 753-0801
When the final occupants of the Oasis Rooms left in January 1988 (the last recorded date in the "hotel" registry), they seemed to have left in a hurry. Clothing, makeup, toiletries, food and personal items were all left behind. An accurate and tastefully-presented twenty-minute tour of the upper rooms explains the mystery of the ladies' hasty departure and gives a glimpse into the town's bawdy past with details that range from poignant to hilarious. The main floor is an unusual gift shop adorned with Robert Thomas murals that depict the realities of mining in an earlier era. The two-story brick building began its existence in 1895 as a hotel and saloon, and is one of the few structures in Wallace to survive the famous 1910 fire. At that time, Wallace men outnumbered women by nearly 200 to 1. The Oasis was one of FIVE brothels operating without hinderance on Wallace's main street until 1973.
Oasis Bordello Send mail to the Bordello For more information, email the Madam at mslillie@yahoo.com

Sixth Street Melodrama
212 Sixth Street
Wallace, ID 83873
location on map
(208) 752-8871 (Box Office)    (877) SIXTHST (toll free)
Since 1984, this cozy and unique 80-seat theater has encouraged audience participation during its melodramas and musical variety shows performed year-round. Built in 1891, the Lux Building is the oldest remaining wood frame building in Wallace's historic business district. From 1899 to 1977, the upstairs was famous as a "ladies' boarding house." Actually, "Lux Rooms" was one of the town's five celebrated brothels. Visit www.sixthstreetmelodrama.com for additional information.

Sixth Street Theater, 31st summer season The Thirty First Season of SUMMER MELODRAMA runs from July 2 through August 24, 2014.
  • All shows Wednesday through Saturday are at 7:00 PM Sharp!
  • Sunday performances are at 2:00 PM sharp!
  • All tickets must be paid for in advance or held with a credit card.
  • Tickets need to be picked up one hour before curtain time.
  • Box office opens two hours before performance.
  • NEW TICKET PRICE is $18
    Students and Seniors are $16
July 2 through July 27
Wednesday thru Sunday, except July 4
 
Dirty Deeds in Dallas
or Oil's Well That Ends Well
 
Sixth Street Theater, 31st summer season  
Can Rose rise to the challenge of saving her once but no longer productive oil fields?
 
Written & Directed by
Sean Shelley
 
click the oil well to open a printable pdf poster in a separate window.
July 30 through August 24
Wednesday thru Sunday
 
May The Farce Be With You
or The Empire Sings Flat
Sixth Street Theater, 31st summer season  
A long time ago in a galaxy just west of Montana: Can the heroic Hand Model rescue the Princess from the dastardly Dorf Vader?
 
Written & Directed by
Eli and Brady Bourgard
 
click on the planet to open a printable pdf poster in a separate window.

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Lodging

Hotels and Motels

Bed and Breakfasts

Vacation Rentals

RV Park

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Indoor Recreation Facilities

Restaurants

Coffee and Tea Houses

  • Farm Girls Tea Shoppe     
    518 Bank Street
    (208) 556-1386
     
  • The Silver Tea Room
    at Price Tag Antiques & More
    Shop, Relax and Dine
    618 Bank Street map location (where Victoria's was)
    208-556-1500
     

Bars

  • City limits Pub at the North Idaho Maountain Brewery,
  click to enlarge in a separate window City Limits Pub at the
    North Idaho Mountain Brewery
      Full bar featuring
    • Sunset Red Irish red ale
    • Summit Gold Pale Ale
    • Mountain Top Amber Amber ale
    • Loft Honey Pale ale
    108 Nine Mile Road          (a block from town, where the new Wallace RV Park is located at the beginning of Nine Mile Road over Dobson Pass)
    Mark Burmeister
    208-556-1120
    nimbrew@frontier.com
     
  • Orehouse Tasting room at the Wallace Brewing Company,
  click to enlarge in a separate window Whorehouse Tasting Room
    at the
    Wallace Brewing Company
      "Beer of Historic Proportion"
    • Vindicator IPA
    • Idaho Select Lager
    • Black Lager
    • Red Light Ale
    • Huckleberry Lager
    • Jackleg Stout
    610 Bank Street map location          (where the Community Arts Center used to be)
    Chase Sanborn
    208-660-3430
     
  • Enter The 1313 Club The 1313 Club
    Historic Saloon and Grill
    608 Bank Street map location
    (208) 752-9391
    info@1313club.com
     
  • enter the Smoke House Barbecue and Saloon Smoke House Barbecue and Saloon
    (previously known as Cogswells Coffee House & Saloon)
    424 Sixth Street map location
    (208) 659-7539
     
  • The Fainting Goat... a wine bar with delicious food     
    516 Bank Street (where Doc Deb's clinic was for many years)
    (208) 556-1650
     
  • The Jameson Saloon
    304 Sixth Street location on map
    (208) 556-6000
     
  • Metals Bar & Lounge
    514 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 752-5213
     
  • Albi's Gem Bar
    220 Sixth Street location on map
    (208) 753-3071
     
  • Brooks Lounge
    500 Cedar Street location on map
    (208) 752-9661
     
  • The Dayrock
    517 Cedar Street map location
    (where the Eagles Lodge used to be)
    (208) 556-1173
     

Social Clubs

  • Elks Lodge, BPOE 331
    419 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 753-4255

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Financial Establishments

Banks

  • US Bank
    528 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 752-1125 (800) 872-2657
     
  • Wells Fargo Northwest, N.A.
    419 Sixth Street map location
    (208) 556-1536
     

Real Estate Companies

Hendrixson Silver Valley Real Estate Jim Hendrixson, REALTOR, Hendrixson Realty
Jim Hendrixson, Broker, REALTOR®
Hendrixson Realty, Inc.
517 Bank Street map location      (where Greg Marsh & Joanie Taylor had their ParlorHouse CyberCafe during the filming of Dantes Peak in 1996)

(208) 556-0223 fax (208) 556-1003
Jim Hendrixson's cell phone (208) 512-1294
e-mail: jimmyhendrix54@hotmail.com

Silver Valley real estate listings

Ridge River Realty, LLC
Margie Todd, Broker, GRI, REALTOR®
518 Bank Street map location      (where Tomlinson Black, then Saddleback Realty was before)

(208) 556-0800 fax 556-0600
Margie Todd's cell phone (208) 818-4035
e-mail: ridgeriverrealty@gmail.com

Title Companies

  • First American Title of Shoshone County
    415 Seventh Street, #1 map location
    (208) 556-1104
     
  • Alliance Title & Escrow
    412 Cedar Street, PO Box 1287
    (208) 752-1167 (800)355-8789 fax (208)752-3461

Insurance Company

Stock Broker

  • Pennaluna & Company Mining Stocks
    Pennaluna & Company Mining Stocks
    413 Sixth Street map location
    (208) 752-1242 (800) 535-5329

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Retail Stores

Antiques & Collectibles

  • Klock Tower Antiques 520 Cedar Street      (where Cedar Street Emporium and then Silver Pine Trade Post were)
    map location
    "Best Little Mall in Town"
    208-556-1037
     
  • The Price Tag
    618 Bank Street map location (where Victoria's was)
    Victorian and European Antiques, Western Items, China, Glassware, Gifts and quality Home Furnishings
    (208) 556-1500
     
  • North Idaho Trading Company
    504 Bank Street map location
    (208) 753-2911
     
  • Wallace Antiques
    604 Bank Street map location
       (new item This new location is where Indelible Tidbits was located for many years; that owner, Shauna Hillman, is now the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot Museum Director.)
    (208) 752-8019
     

Automobile

  • Lucky Miner Used Cars
    Fifth & Pine Streets map location
    (208) 752-5051

Books

  • Placer Village Books
    New and Used Books, Paperback Exchange, Special Orders
    600 Cedar Street (now colocated at TABORS EMPORIUM)
    map location
    (208) 556-2821

Clothing

  • new store     Lady in Red
    410 Sixth Street map location (where Silver Valley Travel was twenty years ago and the Sixth Street Gallery was until recently)
     
    A boutique specializing in ladies apparel with home furnishings, antiques and more!
    (509) 392-1105
     

Florists

flowers

  • Valerie's Flowers
    412 Fifth Street     (new location 2012)
    map location
    (208) 752-4771

General Merchandise
  • Tabors Emporium
      A Most Comfortable Store
    • Over 30 Unique Vendors
    • Amethyst Geodes & other minerals
    • Todler Denim & other niche finds
    • Antiques and Collectibles
    • Eclectic Assortment of Unusual Gifts
    • Many one of a kind items created by local artisans
    • Home of Placer Village Books
      the Silver Valley's full service bookstore
    600 Cedar Street
    map location
    (208) 752-1128

Grocery

Hardware, Mining and Auto Supply

  • Building Maintenance & Supply - True Value Hardware
    716 Bank Street map location
    (208) 556-1164
     
  • Northwest Mining Supply
    722 Bank Street map location
    (208) 752-0022
     
  • Stovern Auto Supply Company
    824 Bank Street map location
    (208) 752-1185

Jewelry and Gifts

  • The Idaho Silver Shop
    606 Bank Street
    (208) 556-1171      (208) 556-0592 fax     (800) 377-8857 toll free

Liquor

  • State Liquor Store
    614 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 752-0081

MP3 Music Store

ALL categories
Classic Rock

Specialty Shops

  • The Desperate Diva
    Purses, Clothing, Jewelry
    515 Bank Street map location
    (208) 752-1909
     
  • A Hint of Whimsy
    Candles, Incense, Candleholders, Rock Slab Tables and Dinnerware
    513 Bank Street map location
    (208) 556-2005
     
  • Silver Pine Merchantile 524 Bank Street, next to the Center of the Universe. The iconic White and Bender Building (catching the light to the right in John Darrington's postcard) has now become "a Guaranteed Cure for Boredom," featuring the unusual from "Wallace Style" chairs and tables, to cremes and unguents, to haberdashery, artisan ware, toys and nostalgia that you won't find anywhere else...
    (208) 556-0918
     
  • Avant Studio Femme Photographer
    portraits, pets, boudoir art and restoration of old photographs
    613 Bank Street
    dehaven13@yahoo.com
    (208)752-1079
     
  • Fred Manthey, aka Gem State SpecialistsFred Manthey, Gem State Specialists
    custom manufacture of quality enamel lapel pins, embroidered patches, and other promotional items
    807 Hunter St., P.O. Box 619, Mullan, ID. 83846
    Bus: 800-257-7467 FAX: 208-744-1143
    e-mail: info@gem-state.com  

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Retail Services

Auto Repair

  • Hayman Auto Body
    60664 Silver Valley Road (208) 753-8871
     

Bobcat, Backhoe, Excavator Services

  • B & L Bobcat and Excavation Services
    82 Grubich Road, #B
    Pinehurst, ID 83850
    (208) 682-3049 (office)
    (208) 682-3695 (fax)
    (208) 512-1774 (cell)
     
  • Daugherty Enterprises, Inc.
    PO Box 65
    523 Cataldo Gulch
    Cataldo, ID 83810
    (208) 682-3402
    (208) 682-9920
     
  • Jim's Bobcat Service
    Jim Church
    445 Moose Mountain Lane
    Kingston, ID 83839
    (208) 659-0963

Construction

  • Cutting Edge Construction
    John Ruggles
    Remodel, New and Concrete Construction
    (208) 752-4721
     
  • North Idaho Timber Framers
    Jon Heiser
    Timber frame homes designed and built
    PO Box 793
    64041 Golconda Road
    (208) 752-0221

Fitness Center

  • The Wallace Athletic Club
    516 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 752-2001

Gas Stations

  • Super Stop Conoco
    Highway 10 & River Road
    753-9661
     
  • Exxon Gas & Convenience Store
    205 Fifth Street map location
    (208) 556-3281

Hair Care

  • Best Little Hair House
    608 Cedar Street map location (was A Little Change Hair Care Center)
    (208) 753-0602
     
  • D' Spot
    Hair Care & Massage
    722 Bank Street
    map location (Debbie Saylor, hair stylist/massage therapist, was previously at Reflections Salon)
    (208) 556-0508
     

Laundromat

  • Sam Brooks Wallace Laundromat      521 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 753-7061

Refrigeration & Heating

  • Hayman's Refrigeration & Heating
    510 Pine Street map location
    (208) 752-9011

Welding and Machine Shops

  • Spryte Improvement, LLC, logo SPRYTE IMPROVEMENT, LLC
    Pat Foster, machinist
    Specializing in the manufacture of Snow Cat (over snow vehicle) and Thiokol LMC DMC parts (1200/1400/1500/2100 series)
    P.O. Box 145, Wallace, Idaho 83873
    (208) 556-0153 phone/fax, or (208) 512-9296 cell,
    8:00 AM - 4:00 PM PST Mon-Fri
    spryteimp@gmail.com
     
  • Mike's Specialty Welding
    60852 Silver Valley Road
    (208) 556-1594

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Manufacturing

Idaho Mining Apparel

  • Idaho Mining ApparelServing the Clothing Needs of Hard Rock Miners
      manufacturing
    • Bibs and Jackets
    • Coveralls
    • Utility Holders for Lamp Batteries and Rescue Packs
    • magnetic and floresent Safety Markers
    • reflective Shirts and Hoods
    • Protective Sleeves
    • miscellaneous Mining Accessories

    Tell me what you want for comfort and safety underground, and we'll make it for you!
    Del Sanborn
    Production Manager
    IDAHO MINING APPAREL
    131 Cameron Avenue
    Kellogg, ID 83837
    (208) 784-1194
    idahominingapparel@hotmail.com

Breweries

  • North Idaho Mountain Brew, Wallace, Idaho North Idaho Mountain Brew     
      Seven Barrel Brewery System
    • Sunset Red Irish red ale
    • Summit Gold Pale Ale
    • Mountain Top Amber Amber ale
    • Loft Honey Pale ale
    108 Nine Mile Road          (a block from town, colocated with the new City Limits Pub and Wallace RV Park, formerly the Down by the Depot RV Park, at the beginning of Nine Mile Road over Dobson Pass)
    Mark Burmeister
    208-556-1120
     
  • Wallace Brewery, Wallace, Idaho Wallace Brewing Company
      "Beer of Historic Proportion"
    • Vindicator IPA
    • Idaho Select Lager
    • Black Lager
    • Red Light Ale
    • Huckleberry Lager
    • Jackleg Stout
    610 Bank Street map location          (where the Community Arts Center used to be)
    Chase Sanborn
    208-660-3430
     

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Professionals

Doctors

  • Bayard Miller, MD
    610 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 556-1561
     

Dentists

  • Wayne Jurkovich, DDS
    611 Bank Street map location
    (208) 556-8171

Optometrists

Lawyers

  • Hollis Anderson
    416 Sixth Street map location
    (208) 752-1271 fax 556-3411
     
  • Keisha Lee Oxendine       
    414 Sixth Street map location    (...where Total Realty and SVMA Office/Store used to be)
    (208) 752-1272 fax 556-3411
     
  • Michael K. Branstetter
    416 River Street map location
    (208) 752-1154
     

Accountants

  • Brook Zanetti & Company
    Income Tax Preparation, Payroll & Bookkeeping Services
    510 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 556-949     cell (208) 659-2919
     
  • H.F. Magnuson & Company, CPA's
    413 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 752-1131
     
  • Wayne Schoonmaker, CPA
    510 Cedar Street map location
    (208) 753-2525

Engineers

Computer Consultants

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Larger than Local Businesses

Mining Companies

new item     A new page created January 2010 gives more information, including stock quotes and webpages, for Mining Companies associated with the Silver Valley
  • Applied Minerals, Inc.
    formerly Atlas Mining Company
    P.O. Box 968
    630 East Mullan Avenue, Unit D
    Osburn, Idaho 83849
    (208) 556-1181        (208) 556-6741 fax
     
  • Bunker Hill Mine
    1 Mine Road
    Kellogg, Idaho 83837
    (208) 786-9891
     
  • Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation
    505 Front Avenue
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
    (800) 624-2824
     
  • Hecla Mining Company
    6500 N. Mineral Drive, Suite 200
    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815-9408
    (208) 769-4100     (208) 769-7612 fax
     
  • New Jersey Mining Company
    89 Appleberg Road
    P.O. Box 1019
    Kellogg, Idaho 83837
    (208) 783-1032     (208) 783-3331 fax
     
  • Shoshone Silver Gold Mining Company
    has acquired Kimberly Gold Mines, Inc.
    3714 West Industrial Loop
    Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
    (208) 664-0620     (208) 664-0626 fax
     
  • Sterling Mining Company
    P.O. Box 2838
    Coeur d Alene, ID USA 83816
    (208) 666-4070     (208) 676-1629 fax
     
  • US Silver Corporation
    P.O. Box 1129
    Wallace, Idaho 83873
    (208) 752-1116

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