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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1 year ago
Michael Madril on the mic, Leroy DeBois on piano.

A little warm up time with our performing arts guests tonight. Excited to introduce our young guests - a "crooner" and classical pianist. More to come!

1 year ago
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Artist's Exhibition Closes Saturday, February 1, 2020. Only seven works remain for Cindy Manry.

1 year ago
VT Rhythmic

The Gallery's 1922 parlor grand would be great for someone to randomly enjoy like this! Did you know we host performing arts to accompany the visual arts?

This man was playing the piano by himself... Then something amazing happened ??

1 year ago
Photos from Stephen Smith Gallery's post

small works . . . BIG ENJOYMENT!
Fine Art Makes a Great Gift!
We would love to be a part of your
gift giving this holiday season.
If you're giving one of our works
as a gift, let us know ahead of ... See more

1 year ago
Photos from Stephen Smith Gallery's post

Small Works . .. BIG ENJOYMENT!
Eight artists share their "smalls", perfect for holiday gifts or for small display areas. These and more are available starting Friday, December 6 at the First Friday ... See more

1 year ago

We are closed for the day to a family event. See you Tuesday the 26th. Enjoy your weekend!

1 year ago

Don't let these two get away! They're headed to the east coast if no one owns them by Oct. 10. Beautiful mixed media by Pamela Spika.

1 year ago
Photos from Stephen Smith Gallery's post

FYI, if you've been thinking of giving one of Pam Spika's paintings a new home or adding to your art collection - you have 24 hours to act by asking me to hold one for you. Pam's art will be making a ... See more

1 year ago

Open and ready for our First Friday ArtWalk Sept. 6, 2019 family and friends. See you soon!

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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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