900 Block 1930s West Side

931 S. Kansas Ave.

The building housed meat markets from 1890 to 1899. With construction starting in 1888, and occupancy in 1890, the building has stood sound for the past 130 years. Architectural firm, Hopkins & Holland, designed a block of three buildings for Messrs. Handy, O’Brien & Minney – 927, 929 and 931 – some of the first buildings in the 900 Block at that time.

Numerous businesses have called 931 home over the past century – coal dealer, tinner, restaurants, print shops, banks, law firms, utility companies, gift shops and more. From 1978 to present, Stephen Smith has occupied this stone and brick building starting with a photography studio, and in October of 2018, opened a downtown fine art gallery.

Historic features are clearly exposed, displaying the fine craftsmanship of its architecture. Stone and brick walls, along with an ornate tin ceiling and transoms, add character to the intriguing appeal of the gallery’s fine art display space.

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4 months ago

Two. Fantastic. Artists.
Come see the talent of Pam Spika and Stacey Karst Utech firsthand. Open Saturday from 11am to 3pm and weekdays (Tuesday-Friday) 11am to 6:30pm. Their work complements one ... See more

5 months ago

Amazing art currently on display from 11a to 7p today, Wednesday and Thursday featuring the following. Looking forward to seeing you.
#cathyledeker ... See more

5 months ago

Out on assignment this week, so the gallery is not open. Reopens June 25. Come see us then!

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To connect an array of fine art , of both established and emerging artists with collectors and first-time investors


Gallery Owner


Marketing Director & First Lady


Mary Jane,
Graphic Artist/Designer

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