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Choate Department Store
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
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The Choate Department Store viewed from the north
Choate Department Store is located in Minnesota
Choate Department Store
Location in Minnesota
Choate Department Store is located in the United States
Choate Department Store
Location in the United States
Location 51 East 3rd Street, Winona, Minnesota
Area Less than one acre
Built 1881
Architect A.E. Myhre
Architectural style Romanesque Revival
Part of Winona Commercial Historic District (ID98001220)
NRHP reference No. 76001079
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Significant dates
Added to NRHP June 3, 1976
Designated CP October 1, 1998

The Choate Department Store is a historic commercial building in Winona, Minnesota, United States. It was built in 1881 for Hannibal Choate (1835–1923), an early Winona-based merchant who achieved such regional prominence that he became known as the "merchant prince of southeastern Minnesota". The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976 for its local significance in the theme of commerce. It was nominated for its associations with Choate, who pioneered fixed price retail and in-store merchandise displays in the region, and boosted his bottom line by wholesaling to other merchants.

In 1998 the store was also included as a contributing property of the Winona Commercial Historic District.

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