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History through architecture

As we renovate the 4th Street Properties, we discovered some old photos of the greenhouse and the retail shop that was Laramie Floral (originally built in 1926 and  1947. Check out these photos.  We are so thankful that Rudolph Peterson, owner of Laramie Floral and owner of these properties which it appears he inherited from his father.  He took such great care of this property and had the funds to build an amazing, solid greenhouse structure.  The 3 foot concrete base walls and solid steel frame will allow us to recreate something cool to share with Laramie… a downtown urban garden!

As we move forward with our projects here, we would love any photos, history or stories about this property and the Peterson family.


studio florist shop
Laramie Floral possibly in the 1970s.  Since then it has been a leather tannery, a suntan shop and several beauty/barber shops.
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The greenhouse in the 1970s?  The shed was removed years ago.  
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Based on the size on the tree out front, this may be taken in the 1950s or 1960s.
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Partially renovated art studio.  This week we are finishing up the paint and hope to have a new awning before next summer. 


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Summer at the Studios!

This summer is BUSY at the 4th Street Studios!  The “Studios” include an art studio, a barn and a greenhouse.  We are getting construction done before the snow falls, beginning new science, art and gardening collaborations that are community based, and having fun hosting children groups (and even traveling) so we can experience art and science with communities.

We look forward to opening up the barn and the greenhouse for a fall open house and begin planting a fall garden!  We want this place to be for community as much as possible, so if you want to come play or enjoy art or garden workshop/events, let us know!


Check out our Art on Demand Menu for 24/7 art options for community!  Glass fusing and more.

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The Vision of 4th Street Studios

This historic property with a house, barn, greenhouse and studio was originally owned by a sheep rancher and his wife.   The current “studio” was originally Laramie Florist built in 1945.   Like us on Facebook and follow us in Instagram to keep up with what is going on.







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